Scripture Verse

Come in, thou blessed of the Lord. Genesis 24:31

Introduction

Words: Lau­ra E. New­ell, 1896.

Music: B. C. Ward (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ward’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Laura E. Newell
1854–1916

Lyrics

We are gathered today in our Sun­day school,
With our hearts full of grate­ful praise;
We rejoice, we rejoice, as we hi­ther come,
That the Lord doth di­rect our ways.

Refrain

We would join in the song of wel­come:
Welcome one and all to­day!
Let us strive with our might e’er to do the right,
And to seek for the lambs as­tray.

We would go forth with zeal in our Mas­ter’s name,
And would bring many wan­d’rers in;
We would tell them of Christ, who from glo­ry came,
E’en to save them from death and sin.

Refrain

One and all with a will let us work to­day,
To restore to the Lord His own;
Leading souls to the bright and the shin­ing way,
Serving Je­sus, and Him alone.

Refrain