Welcome Welcome Friend


Welcome, welcome, friend and pastor,
Tho’ afar thy steps have been;
In His mercy God has brought thee
To thy home and charge again.

Refrain:
Welcome home, welcome home,
Welcome home, dear friend, welcome home,
With happy smiles we greet thee,
Greet thee once again;
Welcome, welcome home.

Welcome, welcome, friend and pastor,
Thou to every heart so dear;
We have long’d for thy returning,
We have miss’d thy words of cheer. [Refrain]

Welcome, welcome, friend and pastor,
This our earnest with for thee:
May the God of all preserve thee,
Long our faithful guide to be. [Refrain]