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 (191)sort descendingAsInstances
Aldrig er jeg uden VaadeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
All who believe and are baptizedThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)30
Alle I, som eder vendeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Alle Ting er underligeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
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', Fryd dig hver Kristi LemThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
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)2
Den naade, som Gud haver gjortThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Den nat, da Jesus blev forraadtThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Den rette Dyders Moder Er trofast Kj'rlightedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Den Vei, dr ind til Jesum gaarThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Der Doeden slog Herodes nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Eia, hvor vel Du veed min Tarv og TrangThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Enhver, som tror og bliver doebtThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Er skibet nu Og folk i fare stedtThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
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
Foelg, Jesu, med, Jeg er din BandringsmandThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Fra Fristelser og Satans StoedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Fra Himmelen hid til os nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Fryd dig i Guds behagThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Gak under Jesu Kors at staaThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Gid jig, o Jesus, foelger digThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Giv, helligste TreenighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Giv, o Gud, jeg aldrig glemmerThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Give Gud i HimmerigeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Gud Faders Navn og 'reThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Guds Naade og AarvaagenhedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hav tak, o Gud, vor skabermandThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
He that believes and is baptizedThomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703) (Author)2
Helligste Treenighed, Dig al 're v're tedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hoerer till I hoeie HimleThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hoerer verdens oeer hoererThomas 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 SuekkaThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hvor deilig skal Guds Kirke staaThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Hvor gaar du hen, O soede Himmel-SoenThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Hvor lifligt er det dog at gaaThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Hvor saligt var det egtepar [de 'gte-Par]Thomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hvor stor er dog den gl'deThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Hvor tryg en Vei Er du, o Jesu godThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
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)2
I pray Thee, dear Lord JesusT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)7
I thank thee, God, Creator blestThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Ingen Hoeihed, ingen 'reThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Jereo ny Mpamonjy, izay miakatraTh. Kingo (Author)2
Jesu giv mig Graad og SukkeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Jesus dør, og Jorden rysterThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Jesus går den tunga stråtenT. Kingo, d. 1703 (Author)2
Jesus, O my King and SaviorThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Jesus som skal Verden doemmeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Klar op, mit hjerte, sj'l og sindThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Kommer, I som vil ledsageThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Lad andre hen i Tr'ldom gaaThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Like the golden sun ascending, In the darkly clouded skyThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
Like the golden sun ascending, Breaking through the gloom of nightT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)9
L'nge haver Satan spundetThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Lord Jesus Christ, receive me nowThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Lov ok Tak og evig 'reThomas H. Kingo (Author)5
Luk oeine op, o KristenhedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Mba soraty ao am-pokoT. Kingo (Author)2
Med sorg hver Dag vi serThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Mein sj'l, om du vil nogen tidThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Mig lyster nu at tr'deThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Mig tjener alle Ting til GavnThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Min Jesu, du min Sj'letroestThomas Hansen Kingo (Author)1
Min sj'l og aand opmuntre digThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Min sj'l, om du vil nogen TidThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Min sj'l, v'r lystig, glad og froThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Min sol, min lyst, min gl'deThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Moerket stjuler jorderigeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Now sin, with reign unbrokenThomas Kingo (Author)3
Nu boer ei synden mereThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Nu kommer bud fra englekorThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Nu kommer vaar og salig velstand snartThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Nu kommer var og salig velstand snartThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Nu n'rmer sig vor pinsefestThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Nu rinder solen opThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Nu skall ej synden meraTh. Kingo, d. 1703 (Author)2
Nu veed jeg vei til himmerigThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Ny Pentekosta tonga izaoTh. Kingo (Author)2
O dearest Lord, receive from meThomas Kingo (Author)5
O egtestand, du hoeilyksalig estThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O 'gtestand, du hoeilyksalig estThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Gud, hvor jammerligThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O Gud, hvor stor og priseligThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O herre gud din l'reThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O i for'ldre, ser dog paaThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesu, du al Naadens V'ldThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesu, nar jeg t'nker paaThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesu, som Udi LandflygtighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesu vogt mit Hjerte saaThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Jesus, at Your altar nowT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
O Jesus, blessed Lord, to TheeThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)17
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)3
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)3
O Jesus, prest i evighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O Jesus, soede Jesus, digThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O Jesus, verdens frelsermandThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O kj're sj'l, fald ydmyg nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O,kj're sj'l, fald ydmyg nedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O kj're sj'l, frygt aldrig merThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O kj're sj'l, luk op din mundThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O kj'reste sj'l, op at vaageThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O kristne, I som tr'deThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O let this day remind youThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O meer end sterke HoevedsmandThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O Sj'lehyrde, Gud og mandThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O soede Gud, din kj'rlighed Thomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O soede Jesus, lad din aandThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
O store Gud, din kj'rlighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
O Vongaardsman, du fromme hjerte GudThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
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, gl'des alle, gl'des nuThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Op hjerte, hu, op sj'l og sindThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Op, sj'l, bryd soevnen afThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Ory sady mitomanyT. Kingo (Author)2
Our table now with food is spreadT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)9
Over Kedron Jesus passesThomas Hansen Kingo (Author)2
Over Kedron Jesus treadethT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)16
Paa Berget, har nu Jesus endtThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Paa hans Kors Pilatus skriverThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Pengene, som Judas sl'ngteThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Praise and thanks and adorationThomas H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)4
Praise to Thee and adorationThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)14
Praise to you and adorationThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Print thine image pure and holyThomas Hansen Kingo, 1634 - 1703 (Author)5
Rettens spir nu [det] alt er br'kketThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Rind nu op i Jesu navnThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Ry Jeso Tompo, HianaoT. Kingo (Author)2
Ry Tompo o! TsinjovinaoT. Kingo (Author)2
Saa faar og godThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Saa from og God min hyrde Jesus erThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Saa skal dog Satans rigeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Se hvor Jesus allevegneThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Se, hvor nu Jesus tr'derThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Seal my heart with thine impressureThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Skriv dig, Jesu, paa mit hjerteThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Soede Jesu, Festens FyrsteThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Soede Jesu, kom at roereThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Soede Jesus, gl'dens kildeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Soede Synd, du Vellyst-EngelThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Softly now the day is endingThomas Kingo (Author)5
Som den gyldne Sol frembryderThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Sorgen og Gl'den de vandre tilhobeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Sorrig og gl'de de vandrer tilhobeThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Sover I, hvor kan I soveThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Stor Gud og frelsermandThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Tag nu o Herre, noeie vareThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
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 hvile solen gaarThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
To you, O kindly Jesus ChristThomas Hanson Kingo (1634-1703) (Author)2
Traads Kors og DoedThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Vaagn op, min sj'l, thi stunden erThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Vaagn op, og slaa paa dine strengeThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Vain world, fare thee wellT. H. Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)4
Vanish now all sinful dreamingThomas Hansen Kingo (Author)2
Velkommen hid I Jesu soede NavnThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Vi med Forundring daglig maaThomas H. Kingo (Author)2
Vil dog himlen intet taleThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Vor disk og dug er alt beredThomas H. Kingo (Author)4
Vor Gud er idel kj'rlighedThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Vort Maaltid vi beslutte [da slutte] nuThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
V'r troestig, Zion, Jesu brudThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
What vessel is that passingThomas H. Kingo (Author)3
Whoso believes and is baptizedThomas Kingo, 1634-1703 (Author)2
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