1 Welcome to Christ's family,
fellow member with us all!
God who beckons you today
down the years your name will call.
Christ the Lord makes all things new:
in his name we welcome you!

2 Welcome to Christ's army now,
soldier, servant to the end:
God the Spirit strengthens you
as with evil you contend.

3 Welcome to the Lord's own school:
life and love from him we learn
giver of the golden rule,
teacher, friend to whom we turn.

4 Welcome as a branch new-grown,
added here with faith and prayer,
joined with us to Christ the Vine,
watched and watered with due care.

5 Welcome to Christ's body here
and in many a scattered place:
Christian people far and near
serve the Lord of every race.

6 Welcome! All Christ's wealth is yours,
riches vast beyond compare;
we are Christ's inheritors
and his heavenly kingdom share.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns
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