Come, Let Us Welcome

• an affirming song of welcome

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: CALGARY

Lyrics as Poetry

Come, let us welcome, with great acclamation,
from every color, and culture and nation,
every condition and orientation,
oldest to youngest in one congregation.Learning and listening, we’ll make celebration,
giving, receiving, with love’s consolation,
justice and kindness, with no domination:
sisters and brothers in Christ’s new creation.Praise to the Author, unfathomed Creator,
Praise to the Healer, Christ Jesus our Saviour,
Praise to the Spirit, uniting, befriending:
One God, our true Love in glory unending.


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1998 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 1998 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song

BRIAN WREN
from his book “Visions and Revisions” (Selection #6):


“This hymn text was written on
November 29, 1996.
It is one of two hymns written for
and commissioned by the ONA
(Open and Affirming) Program
of the United Church of Christ.”


Visions and Revisions
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)


Audio Sample

COME, LET US WELCOME
One Verse (with 4-bar Introduction)
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Acceptance
  • Affirming
  • Church∶ nature of
  • Church∶ worship
  • Ecumenical
  • Inclusiveness
  • Praise
  • Trinity
  • Welcome

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