Abide among us, we implore Thee

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1 Abide among us, we implore Thee,
Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Spirit breathe!
And let the babes we bring before Thee
Now be baptized into Thy death.

2 Lord, after Thee we Christians all them.
O let them in Thy name arise!
And keep them Thine whate'er befall them,
That they may reach Thy Paradise.

3 If thou their earthly race shouldst lengthen,
Thy faithful servants let them prove;
If few their days, their weakness strengthen,
That they may share Thy dying love.

4 O write Thy blessed name, dear Savior,
Upon their hearts we Thee implore;
And on Thy palms engrave this favor,
That they are Thine for evermore.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #142

Author: N. F. S. Grudtvig

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 >

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First Line: Abide among us, we implore Thee
Author: N. F. S. Grudtvig
Copyright: Public Domain

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