Dagar komma, dagar flykta

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1 Dagar komma, dager flykta;
Håll dig vid Guds ord och säg:
Det är mina fötters lykta
Och ett ljus på all min väg.
Haf din lust i detta ord,
Som af ålder på vår jord
Mänskors tröst och frid beredde
Och till himmelen dem ledde.

2 Kristne, medan vi här vandra,
Låtoms oss på fädrens vis
Fromma bedja med hvarandra,
Glada sjunga Herrens pris!
Barnenes liksom fädrens ljud
Stige upp till samme Gud
Att hans godhet nederkalla
Öfver oss och öfver alla.

3 Herre, signe du och råde
Och bevare nu oss väl!
Herre, ditt ansikt' i nåde
Lyse alltid för vår själ!
Herre Gud, dig till os vänd
Och din frid oss alla sänd!
O, Gud Fader, son och Ande,
Dig ske pris i allo lande!

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S73

Author: Jesper Svedberg

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Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dagar komma, dagar flykta
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Author: Jesper Svedberg
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain



JESU JOY is a form of the tune WERDE MUNTER, MEIN GEMUETE by Johann Schop (b. Hamburg [?], Germany, c. 1595; d. Hamburg, 1667). In 1614 Schop was appointed court musician in the Hofkapelle at Wolfenbüttel. A virtuoso violinist, he also played the lute, cornetto, and trombone. He became a musician f…

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