Come in, beloved of the Lord,
Stranger nor foe art thou;
We welcome thee with warm accord,
Our friend, our brother, now.
2 The hand of fellowship, the heart
Of love, we offer thee:
Leaving the world, thou dost but part
From lies and vanity.
3 Come with us, -- we will do thee good,
As God to us hath done;
Stand but in him, as those have stood
Whose faith the victory won.
4 And when, by turns, we pass away,
And star by star grows dim,
May each, translated into day,
Be lost and found in him.