Number: 11
Title: O Lord, How Shall I Meet You?
Composer: Trans. Catherine Winkworth and others, 1863; alt.Melchior Teschner, 1614 Harm. William Henry Monk, 1861
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1653
Theme: Advent

1.  O Lord, how shall I meet You,
    How welcome You aright?
    Your people long to greet You,
    My hope, my heart's delight!
    O kindle, Lord most holy,
    A lamp within my breast,
    To do in spirit lowly
    All that may please You best.

2.  Love caused Your incarnation,
    Love brought You down to me;
    Your thirst for my salvation
    Procured my liberty.
    O love beyond all telling, 
    That led You to embrace
    In love all loves excelling
    Our lost and fallen race.

3.  A glorious crown You give me,
    A treasure safe on high,
    That will not fail nor leave me
    As earthly riches fly.
    My heart shall bloom forever
    For You with praises new,
    And from Your name shall never
    Withhold the honor due.