"O Lord, We Welcome Thee"
                         by Caspar Ziegler, 1621-1690
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 76

        1. O Lord, we welcome Thee,
        Our hearts for joy are leaping.
        Thou, Jesus, dearest Child,
        Thy precious promise keeping,
        Art come from heaven to earth
        To be our Brother dear;
        Thou gracious Son of God,
        Wilt banish all our fear.

        2. The mighty Son of God,
        His majesty concealing,
        Dwells with our fallen race
        To give us balm and healing.
        The everlasting God
        Descends from realms above,
        Becomes a winsome Child,
        Reveals His Father's love.

        3. Ah, sweet and gentle name!
        Its echoes far are sounding,
        It pierces hearts of stone
        And tells of love abounding.
        O Jesus, dearest Child,
        On Thee will we rely,
        And, calling on Thy name,
        We die not when we die.

        4. To Thee alone we cling,
        For Thee all else forsaking;
        On Thee alone we build
        Though heaven and earth be quaking.
        To Thee alone we live,
        In Thee alone we die;
        O Jesus, dearest Lord,
        With Thee we reign on high.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #93 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Is. 9:6 Author: Caspar Ziegler, 1648 Translated by: composite Titled: "Ich freue mich in dir" Composer: Johann Crueger, 1648 Tune: "Nun danket alle Gott"
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