4019. Lord of Spirits, I Surrender

1. Lord of spirits, I surrender
For Thy use Thy gifts to me:
O but show Thy mercy tender
When my song no more shall be;
More and more my heart’s aflutter
With the thoughts I may not utter,
While life’s riddle great I ponder.

2. Let my laurels in oblivion
Turn to dust, I shall rejoice
If my soul, renewed, is given
There to sing with sacred voice,
If, in accents pure and glorious,
I may join the hymn victorious
At Thy throne to harps of Heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of spirits, I surrender
Title: Lord of Spirits, I Surrender
Norwegian Title: Aanders Herre, du skal raade for de Skatte du mig gav
Author: Johann S. C. Welhaven (1859)
Translator (from Norwegian): George T. Rygh, 1860-1942
Meter: 87.87.888
Language: English
Source: En Digtsamling, 1859
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich August Reissiger, 1809-1883
Meter: 87.87.888
Incipit: 51176 56555 54323
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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