36*. We Go to Meet the Saviour

7,6.
by Paul Gerhardt
1
We go to meet the Saviour,
 
His glorious face to see;
 
What manner of behavior
 
Doth with this hope agree?
 
May God's illumination
 
Guide heart and walk aright;
 
That so our preparation
 
Be pleasing in His sight.
1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 22:4; 1 John 3:3; Hebrews 13:20-21
2
We'd gladly while the hours,
 
Till night shall pass away,
 
And chant with all our powers
 
The blessings of that day;
 
To Thee, the Lord of glory,
 
We'd raise the happy song,
 
And make Thy love's bright story
 
The theme of every tongue.
Romans 13:11; 1 Corinthians 2:8
3
Not sinful man's endeavor,
 
Nor any mortal's care,
 
Could draw Thy sovereign favor
 
To sinners in despair;
 
Uncalled, Thou cam'st with gladness,
 
Us from the fall to raise,
 
And change our grief and sadness
 
To songs of joy and praise.
Titus 3:5
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)