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O how shall I receive Thee




O how shall I receive Thee,
How meet Thee on Thy way;
Blest Hope of every nation,
My soul’s Delight and Stay?
O Jesus, Jesus, give me,
By Thine illuming light,
To know whate’er is pleasing
And welcome in Thy sight.


Thy Zion palms is strewing
With branches fresh and fair;
And every soul awaking,
Her anthem shall prepare;
Perpetual thanks and praises
Forth from our hearts shall spring;
And to Thy name the service
Of all our powers we bring.


O ye who sorrow, sinking
Beneath your grief and pain,
Rejoice in His appearing,
Who shall your souls sustain;
He comes, He comes with gladness!
How great is His good-will!
He comes, all grief and anguish
Shall at His Word be still.


Ye who with guilty terror
Are trembling, fear no more;
With love and grace the Savior
Shall you to hope restore:
He comes, Who contrite sinners
Will with the children place,
The children of His Father,
The heirs of life and grace.


He comes, the Lord, to judgment;
Woe, woe to them who hate!
To those who love and seek Him
He opes the heavenly gate.
Come quickly, gracious Savior,
And gather us to Thee,
That in the light eternal
Our joyous home may be.


Love caused thine incarnation;
Love brought thee down to me.
Thy thirst for my salvation
procured my liberty.
Oh, love beyond all telling,
that led thee to embrace,
in love, all love excelling,
our lost and troubled race.


---Alternative verses---


Thou comest, Lord, with gladness,
in mercy and good will,
to bring an end to sadness
and bid our fears be still.
We welcome thee, our Savior;
come gather us to thee,
that in thy light eternal
our joyous home may be.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1653,1851
      Bible Refs: Pr 7:15;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1992# 182
      MUSIC
      Name: JEG VIL MIG HERREN LOVE
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1801
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 178 No key
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