Welcome Welcome A Hearty Welcome


Welcome, welcome! a hearty welcome
To our Sabbath school, the children say;
Glad we greet you this happy morning,
For we never miss a single day.
Be it fair or rainy weather,
Ev’ry week we meet together;
Never whining
Or repining-
‘Neath the clouds the sun is always shining.

Chorus:
Welcome, welcome! a hearty welcome
To our Sabbath school, the children say;
Glad we greet you this lovely morning,
Welcome to the house of pray’r today!

With God’s goodness our hearts are thrilling;
Happy greeting to our friends so dear;
Welcome, teachers, and welcome, scholars,
Welcome, ev’ry soul assembled here.
And our hearts o’erflow with gladness-
Jesus’ love has banished sadness;
Oh, there’s blessing
In confessing
And a Father’s throne of grace addressing! [Chorus]

Now all nature is hushed and holy
Sabbath bells are chiming sweet and low;
Gentle Shepherd, so meek and lowly,
On thy little lambs thy grace bestow.
While we learn the wondrous story
Of the Lord of life and glory,
Pray’rs ascending,
Voices blending-
Thus with joy the sacred moments spending. [Chorus]

Here we gather in all our classes;
Jesus sees us tho’ so small and weak;
He is mindful of all that passes,
He will listen to the words we speak.
Then, O little lips, be careful,
And, O little hearts, be pray’rful;
Kind words saying,
Never playing,
All the rules of Sabbath school obeying. [Chorus]