We bid thee welcome in the NameAuthor: James Montgomery
Published in 126 hymnals
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We bid thee welcome in the Name
Of Jesus, our exalted Head;
Come as a servant, so He came,
And we receive thee in His stead.
Come as a shepherd; guard and keep
This fold from hell, and earth, and sin;
Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep,
The wounded heal, the lost bring in.
Come as a watchman; take thy stand
Upon thy tower amidst the sky;
And when the sword comes on the land,
Call us to fight, or warn to fly.
Come as an angel, hence to guide
A band of pilgrims on their way,
That, safely walking at thy side,
We fail not, faint not, turn, nor stray.
Come as a teacher sent from God,
Charged His whole counsel to declare;
Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod,
While we uphold thy hands with prayer.
Come as a messenger of peace,
Fill'd with the Spirit, fired with love;
Live to behold our large increase,
And die to meet us all above.
Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854
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We bid Thee welcome in the Name. J. Montgomery. [Induction of a Minister.] This hymn is in the M. MSS., but is undated. It was published in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 535, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 305, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "On the Appointment of a Minister." It is found in many collections, but usually in an abbreviated form.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #547||We Bid You Welcome in the Name||we bid you welcome in the name||HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINS||James Montgomery, 1771-8154||LM||1993||Ministry ||
|Lutheran Worship #262||We Bid You Welcome in the Name||We bid you welcome in the name||HERR JESU CHRIST, MEINS||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||LM||1982||Ordination, Installation ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #432||We Bid You Welcome in the Name||We bid you welcome in the name||HUS||James Montgomery||L.M.||Matthew 20:26-28; John 21:15-19; 2 Timothy 2:24; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Peter 5:1-4||1995||Ordination and Installation | ; Installation | ; Ministry | ; Ordination ||
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #116||We Bid You Welcome||We bid you welcome in the name||MISSIONARY CHANT||James Montgomery||1979||Worship | Special Times|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7144||We Bid Thee Welcome in the Name||We bid thee welcome in the name||KEBLE||James Montgomery||LM||<cite>Christian Psalmist</cite>, 1825|