This piano work concludes with a quote from a classic Lutheran chorale: ‘Wie soll ich dich empfangen’.
O Lord, how shall I meet Thee,
How welcome Thee aright?
All nations long to greet Thee,
My hope, my sole delight!
Brighten the lamp that burneth
But dimly in my breast,
And teach my soul, that yearneth
To honour such high guest.
(translated by Catherine Winkworth)