O how shall I receive Thee, how meet Thee on Thy way,
Blest hope of ev’ry nation, my soul’s delight and stay?
O Jesus, Jesus, give me, by Thine illuming light.
To know whatc’er is pleasing and welcome in Thy sight.
Thy Zion palms is strewing with branches fresh and fair,
And ev’ry 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.
Morten J. Luvaas
Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary Choir (Minnesota), "O How Shall I Receive Thee" (1955). Vocal Music. 2.