36*. We Go to Meet the Saviour

by Paul Gerhardt
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
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
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)