Det lakker nu ad Aften brat

Det lakker nu ad Aften brat

Author: Nicolas Selneccer; Translator: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Det lakker nu ad Aften brat,
Bliv hos os, herre, Dag og Nat,
Lad Ordets Lys, din Lampe skjøn,
Uslukket fryde os i Løn!

2 Vor Tid er ond, som bedst du veed,
Giv du vor tro Bestandighed,
Saa aldrig border os fravendt
Dit Guddoms-Ord og Sakrament!

3 Ophold din Kirke, Jesus sød,
Trods al vor Kulde, Søvn og Død,
Saa trindt om Lande Ordet dit
Kan flyve fort, og lyde frit!

4 O Gud, hvor gaar det daarlig til!
Nu Fienden har paa Jord sit Spil;
Saa er din Kirke i Forfald,
Paa Sekter mer veed Ingen Tal.

5 Nedstød de sterke Aanders Trop,
Som høit i Luften sværmer op!
Thi ellers gammel Kristen-Tro
For Lærdom ny faar aldrig Ro.

6 Det gjælder dog, o herre Krist,
Vor Ære ei, men din forvist,
Staa derfor med din lille Flok,
Som i dit Ord har evig nok!

7 Ja, Ordet af din egen Mund,
Det er vort Skjold og Kirkens Grund,
O lad derved, hvad saa end brast,
Til Døden tro os holde fast!

8 Gud, lad os leve af dit Ord
Hver Dag, vi se paa denne Jord,
Og gaa med det fra Graadens Dal
Til dig i Himlens Glædesal!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #84

Author: Nicolas Selneccer

Selnecker, Nicolaus, D.D., son of Georg Selnecker (Selneccer, Schellenecker, who was protonotarius to the Nürnberg magistracy, but lived at Hersbruck near Nürnberg) was born at Hersbruck Dec. 5, 1532. In 1536 he was removed to Nürnberg, and became during his school time, when only twelve years old, organist at the chapel in the Kaiserburg there. He went to the university of Wittenberg in 1550 (where he became a favourite pupil of Melanchthon), graduated M.A. on July 31, 1554, and subsequently lectured as a privat-docent, sometimes to 200 students. In the end of 1557 he was appointed second court preacher at Dresden, and tutor to the heir apparent Prince Alexander, having also to supervise the education of the choirboys of the royal chape… Go to person page >

Translator: N. F. S. Grundtvig

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: Det lakker nu ad Aften brat
Author: Nicolas Selneccer
Translator: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain
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