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