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Arise, my soul, stretch forth to things eternal

Author: Johan Kahl

Johan Kahl was born 26 June 1721 in Visby, the capital of Gothland island. He worked as a chamber clerk. After moving to Stockholm he drowned in a boat voyage to Sandholm on 9 September 1746. Kahl was a pietist. About 50 of his hymns can be found in Songs of Sion. Tapani Annila Go to person page >

Translator (English): Ernest E. Ryden

Ernest Edwin Ryden is a distinguished Lutheran clergyman who has been a life-long student of hymns. At present he is pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. This is the latest of a long series of services he has rendered in the Lutheran Church. For twenty-seven years he was editor of "The Lutheran Companion," the official organ of the former Augustana Lutheran Church. His contributions to hymnody were many. He was a member of the Committee which created the Augustana Hymnal of 1925 to which he contributed eight original hymns and translations. He was co-editor of the Junior Hymnal for which he wrote a number of hymns. He was secretary of the committee which prepared the Service Book and Hymnal. Here again he h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arise, my soul, stretch forth to things eternal
Author: Johan Kahl
Translator (English): Ernest E. Ryden (alt.)
Meter: P M
Source: Halullisten Sjeluhen Hengelliset Laulut, 1790, Finnish tr.
Language: Finnish, English
Copyright: © 1958 Service Book and Hymnal, admin. Augsburg Fortress



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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #244
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #827
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #38
Include 2 pre-1979 instances