A Life Together In Love And Troth

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1 A life together in love and troth
To man and woman is rich in blessing.
For joys are greater when shared by both
And cares and sorrows are less distressing.
In love abiding,
In God confiding,
In God confiding,
The Lord is building
Your life in Him,
Your life in Him.

2 It is a blessing when large and small
In ev'ry home are as one in spirit,
When God is feared by one and all
And they the love of each other merit.
In love abiding,
In God confiding,
In God confiding,
The Lord is guiding
Your hearth and home,
Your hearth and home,

3 It is a comfort to look and pray
To God, the Fount of our consolation.
He will not leave us when we are gray,
His grace is new to each generation.
In love abiding,
In God confiding,
In God confiding,
The Lord is guiding
You with His grace,
You with His grace.

4 It is so bitter for those to part
Who live together in love requited.
At home in heaven each lonely heart
With those it loves shall be reunited.
In love abiding,
In God confiding,
In God confiding,
The Lord is guiding
You home to Him,
You home to Him.

5 Each bridal pair who their festal day
In Jesus' name shall be celebrating,
Though oft the world may their hearts dismay,
Shall find that God is with blessings waiting.
In love abiding,
In God confiding,
In God confiding,
The Lord is guiding
You with His love,
You with His love.



Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #160

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: A life together in love and troth
Title: A Life Together In Love And Troth
Danish Title: Det er saa yndigt at følges ad
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 9.10.9.10.5.5.5.5.4.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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