"We Bid Thee Welcome in the Name"
                        by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 339

	1. We bid thee welcome in the name
	Of Jesus, our exalted Head.
	Come as a servant,--so He came,--
	And we receive thee in His stead.
	2. Come as a shepherd; guard and keep
	This fold from hell and world and sin;
	Nourish the lambs and feed the sheep;
	The wounded heal, the lost bring in.
	3. Come as a teacher sent from God,
	Charged His whole counsel to declare.
	Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod
	While we uphold thy hands with prayer.
	4. Come as a messenger of peace,
	Filled with the Spirit, fired with love.
	Live to behold our large increase
	And die to meet us all above.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #484 Text: 1 Cor. 4:1, 2 Author: James Montgomery, 1825, cento Tune: "Herr Jesu Christ, mein's" 1st Published in: _As Hymnodus Sacer_ Town: Leipzig, 1625
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