269. How Shall I Meet My Savior?

1 How shall I meet my Savior?
How shall I truly welcome thee?
What manner of behavior
is by thy love required of me?
I wait for thy salvation;
grant me, O Lord, thy Spirit’s light;
and may my preparation
be well accepted in thy sight.

2 While with her sweetest flowers
thy waiting Zion strews thy way,
I’ll raise with all my powers,
Savior, to thee a grateful lay;
to thee, the King of glory,
my heart will tune a song divine
and make thy love’s bright story
through me in living witness shine.

Text Information
First Line: How shall I meet my Savior?
Title: How Shall I Meet My Savior?
Original Language: German
Translator: Arthur Tozer Russell (1851)
Alterer: Edward T. Mickey, Jr. (1963)
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christian year--Advent; Christian year--Palm Sunday
Tune Information
Composer: Edward W. Leinbach (1870)
Arranger: Margaret Leinbach Kolb (1966, alt.)
Key: D♭ Major

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