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Brothers and sisters, we now must depart

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1 Brothers and sisters, we now must depart,
Follow we Jesus with gladness of heart,
Each in his lawful vocation.

2 Treasure God's Word with devotion and care,
Let not the world, nor the foe, you ensnare,
Open your hearts unto Jesus.

3 Jesus, Lord Jesus, our Savior and King,
Honor and praises united we bring,
Greatly rejoicing together.

4 Blest be the Lamb who for sinners was slain,
Glory and power to Him shall remain,
Amen, God's people, sing Amen!

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #39

Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Author: J. Larsen

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First Line: Brothers and sisters, we now must depart
Author: J. Larsen
Translator: J. C. Aaberg



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Hymnal for Church and Home #39

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #39

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