Din Kirke, Herre, lad bestaa

Din Kirke, Herre, lad bestaa

Author: Thomas Kingo
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Din Kirke, herre! lad bestaa
Og for dit Aasyn Naade faa.
lad Kjærligheds det faste Baand
forene trofast Aand med Aand!
Lad alle i Samdrægtighed
Gaa Haand i Haand Jesu Fjed!

2 Gud, du er idel Kjærlighed.
O, se til os i Naade ned1
Fra dig, fra dig alt godt gaar ud.
Velsign vort Samfund, gode Gud,
At her vi leve broderlig
Og dannes for dit Himmerig!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #705

Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Din Kirke, Herre, lad bestaa
Author: Thomas Kingo
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #d69

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #705

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