Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake

Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake

Author: John Newton
Tune: DEPAUW
Published in 201 hymnals

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1 Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake,
A hearty welcome here receive;
May we together now partake
The joys which only he can give!

2 To you and us by grace 'tis given,
To know the Savior's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in heaven,
Our hope, our way, our end, the same.

3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love!

4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians see each other thus;
We only wish to speak of him,
Who lived and died and rose for us.

5 We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffered for us here below;
The path he marked for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now.

6 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We'll love, and wonder and adore.
Lord, hasten on the glorious day
When we shall meet to part no more!

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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Kindred in Christ, for His dear sake. J. Newton. [Welcome to Christian Friends.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 70, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "A Welcome to Christian Friends." It is in common use in its original form, and also as: (1) "Kindred in Christ, to us 'tis given,” adapted for Union and Home Missionary Meetings, and (2) "May He by Whose kind care we meet," also suitable for similar gatherings.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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