1 Blossom as a rose shall here
All the desert places,
Blossom when the golden year
Shines on saddened faces.
Glory crowns proud Lebanon,
Carmel's height has splendor won,
Flowers bloom in Sharon.
2 Quiet ye the trembling hands,
All the feeble strengthen,
Loosen all enslaving bands,
God our days would lengthen.
Gleams the sword, so keen and swift,
Death to foes, to friends a gift;
Comes the Lord to save you.
3 Sight He giveth to the blind
And their eyes shall glisten:
Every mute his voice shall find,
All the deaf shall listen;
Like the hart the lame shall leap;
Zion nevermore shall weep,
Peace shall reign forever.
4 Thus Isaiah prophesied
In the days of sadness.
Ages passed, then far and wide
Spread the news of gladness:
Christ is here, with us He stands,
Changing with His loving hands
Desert wastes to Eden.
5 Hail our King at god's right hand,
Jesus and His Spirit
Lead us to the promised land
We by faith inherit.
And though death be drawing near,
Words of life the deaf shall hear;
Mutes shall sing His praises.
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: S. D. Rodholm
Rodholm served as president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1922-26), president of Grand View College, and professor and dean of the AELC Seminary.
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Display Title: Blossom As A Rose Shall HereFirst Line: Blossom as a rose shall hereTune Title: [Blossom as a rose shall here]Author: N. F. S. GrundtvigMeter: 7, 6, 7, 6, 7, 7, 6.Date: 1927Subject: Christmas |