How welcome was the callAuthor: H. W. Baker
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1 How welcome was the call,
And sweet the festal lay,
When Jesus deign'd in Cana's hall
To bless the marriage-day.
2 And happy was the bride,
And glad the bridegroom's heart,
For He Who tarried at their side
Bade grief and ill depart.
3 O Lord of life and love,
Come Thou again to-day;
And bring a blessing from above
That ne'er shall pass away.
4 O bless, as erst of old,
The bridegroom and the brind;
Bless with the holier stream that flow'd
Forth from Thy piercèd side.
5 Before Thine altar throne
This mercy we implore;
As Thou dost knit them, Lord, in one,
So bless them evermore.
Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #246
How welcome was the call. Sir H. W. Baker. [Holy Matrimony.] Appeared in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861, and the revised edition, 1875. It has attained to great popularity, especially in America, and is a favourite marriage hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
How welcome was the call, p. 540, i. In the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient & Modern, st. ii. of the old edition is omitted, and the line "0 bless, as erst of old” is altered to "0 bless now, as of old." By this arrangement a copyright has been created for the hymn in this form.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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