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How Shall I Meet My Saviour?   3 comments

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Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, December 14, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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VERSION #1

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

Original German Text (1653) by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)

English Translation (1851) by Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874)

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1.  How shall I meet my Saviour?

How shall I welcome Thee?

What manner of behavior

Is now required of me?

I wait for my salvation;

Grant me Thy Spirit’s light;

Thus will my preparation

Be pleasing in Thy sight.

2.  While with her sweetest flowers

Thy Zion strews Thy way,

I’ll raise with all my powers

To Thee a grateful lay;

To Thee, the King of glory,

I’ll tune a song divine,

And make Thy love’s bright story

In graceful members shine.

3.  Love caused Thine incarnation;

Love brought Thee down to me;

Thy thirst for my salvation

Procured my liberty;

O love beyond all telling,

That led Thee to embrace,

In love all excelling,

Our lost and fallen race!

4.  Rejoice, then, ye sad-hearted,

Who sit in deepest gloom,

Who mourn o’er joys departed,

And tremble at your doom;

He Who alone can cheer you

Is standing at the door;

He brings His pity near you

And bids you weep no more.

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VERSION #2

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America

Original German Text (1653) by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)

English Translation (1851) by Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874)

Altered English Translation (1963) by Edward Timothy Mickey, Jr. (1908-1986)

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1.  How shall I meet my Saviour?

How shall I truly welcome Thee?

What manner of behavior

Is by 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,

Saviour, 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.

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O How Shall I Receive Thee   3 comments

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Above:  The Hymn Title

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), U.S. Lutheran

Original Words (1653) by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)

English Translation (1851) by Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874)

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1.  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.

2.  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.

3.  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.

4.  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.

5.  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 Saviour,

And gather us to Thee,

That in the light eternal

Our joyous home may be.

The Lord Ascendeth Up On High   2 comments

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Above:  Dome of Ascension, Olivet, Between 1934 and 1939

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004005188/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-03258

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927)

Words by Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  The Lord ascendeth up on high,

The Lord hath triumphed gloriously,

In power and might excelling;

The grave and hell are captive led,

Lo! He returns, our glorious Head,

To His eternal dwelling.

2.  The heavens with joy receive their Lord,

By saints, by angel hosts adored;

O day of exultation!

O earth, adore thy glorious King!

His rising, His ascension sing

With grateful adoration!

3.  Our great High Priest hath gone before,

Now on His Church His grace to pour,

And still His love He giveth:

O may our hearts to Him ascend;

May all within us upward tend

To Him who ever liveth!

Arthur Tozer Russell   1 comment

Above:  Logo of The Church of England

The Reverend Arthur Tozer Russell (1806-1874), the son of an English Congregationalist minister, became a priest of The Church of England.  He ranged from an Anglo-Catholic to a moderate Calvinist during his lifetime.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/feast-of-arthur-tozer-russell-november-18/

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O How Shall I Receive Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/o-how-shall-i-receive-thee/

O Jesus, We Adore Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/o-jesus-we-adore-thee/

Night’s Shadows Falling Men to Rest Are Calling:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/nights-shadows-falling-men-to-rest-are-calling/

The Lord Ascendeth Up On High:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-lord-ascendeth-up-on-high/

How Shall I Meet My Saviour:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/how-shall-i-meet-my-saviour/

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Night’s Shadows Falling Men to Rest Are Calling   1 comment

Above:  Easter Vigil at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, April 7, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/EasterVigilStPatrickS#5735503150018997154)

Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983)

Words (1851) by Arthur T. Russell (1806-1874), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  Night’s shadows falling men to rest are calling;

Rest we, possessing heav’nly peace and blessing:

This we implore Thee, falling down before Thee,

Great King of Glory!

2.  O Saviour, hear us!  Son of God, be near us!

Thine angels send us; let Thy love attend us:

He nothing feareth, whom Thy presence cheereth,

Light his path cleareth.

3.  Be near, relieving all who now are grieving;

Thy visitation be our consolation:

O hear the sighing of the faint and dying;

Lord, hear our crying!

4.  Thou ever livest; endless life Thou givest;

Thou watch art keeping o’er Thy faithful sleeping

In Thy clear shining they are now reclining,

All care resigning.

5.  O Lord of Glory, praise we and adore Thee–

Thee for us given, our true Rest from heaven!

Rest, peace, and blessing, we are now possessing,

Thy name confessing.

O Jesus, We Adore Thee   10 comments

What Our Saviour Saw from the Cross, by James Tissot (1836-1902)

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The New Psalms and Hymns (1901), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States

Words by the Reverend Arthur T. Russell (1806-1874), a priest of The Church of England

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1.  O Jesus, we adore Thee,

Upon the cross, our King;

We bow our hearts before Thee;

Thy gracious name we sing:

That name hath bro’t salvation,

That name, in life our stay;

Our peace, our consolation

When life shall fade away.

2.  Yet doth the world disdain Thee,

Still passing by Thy cross;

Lord, may our hearts retain Thee;

All else we count but loss.

O glorious King, we bless Thee,

No longer pass Thee by;

O Jesus, we confess Thee

Our Lord, enthroned on high.

3.  Thy wounds, Thy grief beholding,

With Thee, O Lord, we grieve;

Thee in our hearts enfolding,

Our hearts Thy wounds receive;

Lord, grant to us remission;

Life through Thy death restore;

Of life for evermore.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/thirty-ninth-day-of-lent-good-friday/