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Text: Paul Gerhardt, trans. Catherine Winkworth
Music: Johann Cruger
Tune: We Soll Ich Dich Empfangen
LBW/WOV Hymn: #23
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #100
Scripture: Proverbs 7:15
1 O Lord, how shall I meet you, How welcome you aright?
Your people long to greet you, My hope, my heart’s delight!
Oh, kindle, Lord most holy, Your lamp within my breast
To do in spirit lowly All that may please you best.
2 Your Zion strews before you Green boughs and fairest palms;
And I, too will adore you With joyous songs and psalms.
My heart shall bloom forever For you with praises new
And from your name shall never Withhold the honor due.
3 I lay in fetters groaning; You came to set me free.
I stood, my shame bemoaning; You came to honor me.
A glorious crown you give me, A treasure safe on high
That will not fail or leave me As earthly riches fly.
4 Love caused your incarnation; Love brought you down to me.
Your thirst for my salvation Procured my liberty.
Oh, love beyond all telling, That led you to embrace
In love, all love excelling, Our lost and fallen race.
5 Rejoice, then, you sad-hearted, Who sit in deepest gloom,
Who mourn your joys departed And tremble at your doom.
Despair not; he is near you, There, standing at the door,
Who best can help and cheer you And bids you weep no more.
6 He comes to judge the nations, A terror to His foes,
A light of consolations A blessed hope to those
Who love the Lord's appearing. O glorious Sun, now come,
Send forth your beams so cheering And guide us safely home.