How Can I Fitly Greet Thee   8 comments

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image Source = Wikipedia

Original German words by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), Lutheran hymn writer

English translation by Z. Philip Ambrose, of the University of Vermont

Text source = Liner notes for the Dorian Recordings two-disc set of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio  (Catalog  Number DOR-93183 I, II)


How can I fitly greet Thee,

how rightly Thee extol?

Of Man the best Beloved,

thou treasure of my soul!

O Lord, I pray Thee carry

the torch to light my way,

that I may know thy pleasure

and serve Thee day by day!

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