We are gathered today in our Sunday school,With our hearts full of grateful praise;We rejoice, we rejoice, as we hither come,That the Lord doth direct our ways.
We would join in the song of welcome:Welcome one and all today!Let us strive with our might e’er to do the right,And to seek for the lambs astray.
We would go forth with zeal in our Master’s Name,And would bring many wand’rers in;We would tell them of Christ, who from glory came,E’en to save them from death and sin.
One and all with a will let us work today,To restore to the Lord His own;Leading souls to the bright and the shining way,Serving Jesus, and Him alone.
In all my Lord’s appointed waysMy journey I’ll pursue;Hinder me not! ye much loved saints,For I must go with you.
Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead,I’ll follow where He goes;Hinder me not! shall be my cry,Though earth and hell oppose.
Through duty, and through trials too,I’ll go at His command;Hinder me not! for I am boundTo my Immanuel’s land.
And when my Savior calls me home,Still this my cry shall be,Hinder me not! come, welcome death;I’ll gladly go with Thee!