On this night of joyous greeting,
[or, On this day of festal greeting]
Parents, teachers, children, come
Join us in our happy meeting,
In our blessèd Sabbath home.
Hear our voices, sweetly blending
In the praises of our Lord;
Notes so sweet to Heav’n ascending,
Angel voices might accord.
We are taught the wondrous story,
That for us the Savior came:
That we have a home in glory,
Purchased by the dying Lamb.
May our hearts to Him be given,
In our happy childhood days,
Travelers on the road to Heaven,
Cheer the way with songs of praise.