Welcome Ye Hopeful Heirs Of Heaven

Welcome, ye hopeful heirs of heav’n,
To this rich gospel feast of love–
This pledge is but the prelude giv’n
To that immortal feast above.

How great the blessing, thus to meet
Around the sacramental board,
And hold by faith communion sweet,
With Christ our dear and common Lord.

And if so sweet this feast below,
What will it be to meet above,
Where all we see, and feel, and know,
Are fruits of everlasting love!

Soon shall we tune the heav’nly lyre
While list’ning worlds the song approve,
Eternity itself expire,
Ere we exhaust the theme of love.