Thomas Kingo

Thomas Kingo
Short Name: Thomas Kingo
Full Name: Kingo, Thomas, 1634-1703
Birth Year: 1634
Death Year: 1703

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry.

He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began.

At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted himself almost entirely to writing hymns, and in 1674 the first part of his Aandelige Siunge-Koor ("Spiritual Song Choir") appeared; followed in 1681 by a second part. This work consists of a collection of beautiful hymns several of which are still popular in the Danish Church.

In 1677 Kingo was appointed bishop of Funen. Charged by the government with the compilation of a new hymn-book, he edited (1699) the so-called Kingo's Psalmebog which contains eighty-five of his own compositions, and which is still used in various parts of Denmark and Norway. Some parts of the Danish rural population were firmly sticking to his hymns during the pietist and rationalist period contributing to their survival.

Though not the first Danish hymn writer Kingo must be considered the first real important one and also among the Danish poets of the 17th Century he is generally a leading figure. His hymns are born by a forceful and often Old Testamental wrath and renunciation of the world switching with Christian mildness and confidence. Both elements are thrown in relief by his private thrift and fighting nature. His worldly poems and patriotic songs are often long-winded and marked by outer effects but in short version he is unequalled, as in his both plain and worthy commemorative poem of the naval hero Niels Juel.

Texts by Thomas Kingo (208)sort descendingAsInstances
Aldrig er jeg uden VaadeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
All who believe and are baptizedThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)31
Alle I, som eder vendeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Alle Ting er underligeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Arise, my soul, awake from sleepThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Be present at our table, LordThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author (sts. 2-3))1
Bort Sorg og Klag'Thomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Come, Holy Spirit, Truth divineThomas Kingo (Author)3
Dagen snart er runden henThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Dearest Jesus, draw Thou near meT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)9
Den Naade, Gud har os betedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Den Naade, Gud os haver tedThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Den naade, som Gud haver gjortThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Den Nat, da Jesus blev forraadtThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Den onde AandThomas Kingo (Author)1
Den Raud og Trengsla, som eg lidKingo (Author)2
Den rette Dyders ModerThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Den Vei, der ind til Jesum gaarThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Der Døden slog Herodes nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Det mulner mod den mørke NatThomas Kingo (Author)1
Det runde Himlens Stjerne-TeltKingo (Author)3
Din Kirke, Herre, lad bestaaKingo (Author)2
Eg Syn og Hjarta lysta maaKingo (Author)2
Eia, hvor velThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Enhver, som tror og bliver døbtThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Er skibet nu Og folk i fare stedtThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Ever is a peril near meThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)5
Ever trouble walks beside meThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
Far, verden, far velThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Følg Jesus med!Thomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Fra Fristelser og Satans StødThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Fra Himmelen hid til os nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Fryd dig i Guds behagThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Gak Sorg og Klag'Thomas Kingo (Author)1
Gak under Jesu Kors at staaThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Gid jeg, o Jesus, følger digThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Giv, helligste TreenighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
Giv, o Gud, jeg aldrig glemmerThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Give Gud i HimmerigeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Gud Faders Navn og ÆreThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Guds Naade og AarvaagenhedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Hav tak, o Gud, vor skabermandThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
He that believes and is baptizedThomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703) (Author)2
Helligste TreenighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Hører till I høie HimleThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Hører, Verdens, Øer, hører!Thomas H. Kingo (Author)2
How fair the Church of Christ shall standT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)5
How fair the Church shall standThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Hvad er det for en SnekkaThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Hvor deilig skal Guds Kirke staaThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
Hvor gaar du henThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hvor lifligt er det dog at gaaThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
Hvor saligt var det Ægte-ParThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Hvor stor er dog den glædeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Hvor tryg en Vei Thomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Hvordan end Pilatus hinkedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
I come invited by thy wordThomas Kingo (Author)4
I Kristne, I, som kaldes vilThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
I pray Thee, dear Lord JesusT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)7
I thank thee, God, Creator blestThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Ingen Høihed, ingen ÆreThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Jeg glæder migKingo (Author)3
Jeg løfter Sjæl og Øie opKingo (Author)3
Jereo ny Mpamonjy, izay miakatraTh. Kingo (Author)2
Jesus giv mig Graad og SukkeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Jesus dør, og Jorden rysterThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Jesus går den tunga stråtenT. Kingo, d. 1703 (Author)2
Jesus, O my King and SaviorThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Jesus som skal Verden dømmeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Klar op, mit hjerte, sjæl og sindThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Kom, Talsmand, komThomas Kingo (Author)1
Kommer, I som vil ledsageThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Kor fager skal Guds Kyrkja staaKingo (Author)2
Lad andre hen i Trældom gaaThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Like the golden sun ascending, Breaking through the gloom of nightT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)9
Like the golden sun ascending, In the darkly clouded skyThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
Længe haver Satan spundetThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Lord Jesus Christ, receive me nowThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Lov og Tak og evig ÆreThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
Luk Øine op, o KristenhedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Lys opp og klaarna, Saal og Sinn!Kingo (Author)2
Mba soraty ao am-pokoT. Kingo (Author)2
Med sorg hver Dag vi serThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Min Sjæl om du vil nogen TidThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Mig lyster nu at trædeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Mig tjener alle Ting til GavnThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Min Jesu, du min Sj'letroestThomas Hansen Kingo (Author)1
Min Jesus, du min SjæletrøstF. H. Kingo (Author)4
Min sjæl og aand opmuntre digThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
Min Sjæl, vær lystig, glad og froThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Min sol, min lyst, min glædeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Mørket skjuler JorderigeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
No kjem det Bod fraa EnglekorKingo (Author)2
No lid det nær til KvitsunfestKingo (Author)2
Now sin, with reign unbrokenThomas Kingo (Author)3
Nu bør ei synden mereThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Nu kommer bud fra englekorThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Nu kommer vaar og salig velstand snartThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Nu Mørket Jorden blinderThomas Kingo (Author (attributed to))1
Nu nærmer sig vor pinsefestThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Nu rinder solen opThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Nu skall ej synden meraTh. Kingo, d. 1703 (Author)2
Nu veed jeg vei til himmerigThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Ny Pentekosta tonga izaoTh. Kingo (Author)2
O dearest Lord, receive from meThomas Kingo (Author)5
O ÆgtestandThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O Gud, hvor jammerligThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O Gud, hvor stor og priseligThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O herre Gud din læreThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O i forældre, ser dog paaThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesus, du al Naadens VældThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesus, naar jeg tænker paaThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesu, som Udi LandflygtighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesu vogt mit Hjerte saaThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesus, at Your altar nowT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
O Jesus, blessed Lord, to TheeThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)18
O Jesus, blivThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesus, dearest Lord, to theeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesus, gaar du da din veiThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O Jesus, gid du vildeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesus, I beseech theeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesus, jeg maa klage migThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesu, kindly Lord, to theeThomas H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)3
O Jesus, paa din alterfodThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Jesus, præst i evighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O Jesus, søde Jesus, digThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O Jesus, verdens frelsermandThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O kjære sjæl, fald ydmyg nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O kjære Sjæl, frygt aldrig merThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O kjære sjæl, luk op din mundThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O kjæreste sjæl, op at vaageThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
I Kristne, I, som trædeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O let this day remind youThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O mer end sterke HøvedsmandThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O Sjæle-hyrde, Gud og mandThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O søde Gud, din kjærlighed Thomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O søde Jesus, lad din AandThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O store Gud, din kjærlighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
O VingaardsmandThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
O come and stand beneath the cross, And hear what Jesus speaks to usThomas Kingo (Author)3
On my heart imprint Thine imageT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)18
Op, glædes alle, glædes nuThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Op hjerte, hu, op sjæl og sindThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Op, sjæl, bryd søvnen afThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Ory sady mitomanyT. Kingo (Author)2
Our table now with food is spreadT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)9
Over Kedron Jesus træderThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Over Kedron Jesus passesThomas Hansen Kingo (Author)2
Over Kedron Jesus treadethT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)14
Paa Bjerget, har nu Jesus endtThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Paa hans Kors Pilatus skriverThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Pengene, som Judas slængteThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Praise and thanks and adorationThomas H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)4
Praise to you and adorationThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Praise to Thee and adorationThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)14
Print thine image pure and holyThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634 - 1703 (Author)5
Rettens Spir det er alt brækketThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Rind nu op i Jesu navnThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Ry Jeso Tompo, HianaoT. Kingo (Author)2
Ry Tompo o! TsinjovinaoT. Kingo (Author)2
Søde Synd, du Vellyst-EngelKingo (Author)5
Saa faar og godThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Saa from og godThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Saa skal dog Satans rigeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Se hvor Jesus allevegneThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Se, hvor nu Jesus træderThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Seal my heart with thine impressureThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Sjaa, no vil Jesus draga Kingo (Author)2
Skriv dig, Jesus, paa mit hjerteThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Søde Jesus, Festens FyrsteThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Søde Jesus, kom at røreThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Søde Jesus, glædens kildeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Softly now the day is endingThomas Kingo (Author)5
Som den gyldne Sol frembryderThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Som den gyllne Sol kann brjotaKingo (Author)2
Sorgen og Glæden de vandre tilhobeThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Sorrig og Glæde de vandrer tilhobeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Sover I, hvor kan I soveThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Store Gud og FrelsermandThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Tag nu o Herre, nøie vareThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Thanks to Thee, O Christ, victorious!Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
The day of Pentecost draws nighThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
The kingdom Satan foundedT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)3
The power of sin no longerT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)3
The sun arises nowT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)8
The way that unto Jesus leadsThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Thee, holy Trinity, we prayThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
There came a message from the skyThomas Kingo (Author)3
This night that Jesus was betrayedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Thy love, O gracious God and LordT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)3
Til Herrens Bord i Jesu NavnKingo (Author)3
Til Hvile Solen gaarThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
To you, O kindly Jesus ChristThomas Hanson Kingo (1634-1703) (Author)2
Trods Kors og DødThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Upp, gledjest alle, gledjest noKingo (Author)2
Vaagn op, min sjæl, thi stunden erThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Vaagn op, og slaa paa dine strengeThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Vain world, fare thee wellT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)4
Vanish now all sinful dreamingThomas Hansen Kingo (Author)2
Velkommen hid I Jesu søde NavnThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Vi med Forundring daglig maaThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Vil dog himlen intet taleThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Vor disk og dug er alt beredThomas H. Kingo (Author)6
Vor Gud er idel kjærlighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Vort Maaltid vi da slutte nuThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Vær trøstig, Zion, Jesu BrudThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
What vessel is that passingThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Whoso believes and is baptizedThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
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