Dio graca, Dio glora

Representative Text

1. Dio graca, Dio glora, sur nin povon verŝu Vi!
El burĝon' al vivo flora kresku via eklezi'!
Donu saĝon kaj kuraĝon, ke la horon frontu ni,
Ke la nunan horon frontu ni!

2. Ĉirkaŭ ni, kun malestimo, malbonuloj mokas Vin.
El katenoj de la timo, liberige voku nin.
Donu saĝon kaj kuraĝon, ke ni vivu laŭ destin'
Ke ni venke vivu laŭ destin'.

3. Ni frenezas plu milite — venku nin per Via pac'!
Aĵe riĉaj, sed spirite mankaj; venu jam kurac'!
Donu saĝon kaj kuraĝon, nin celumu per la grac',
Nin celumu per paciga grac'!

4. Metu nin sur altajn lokojn, armu niajn vivojn per
Kristaj gracoj, ke alvokojn ni respondu por liber'
Donu saĝon kaj kuraĝon, ke ni servu vin sur ter',
Ke ni servu vin sur nia ter'.

5. Savu nin el rezignemo pri malbonoj en la mond':
Via savo estu premo instiganta al respond'.
Donu saĝon kaj kuraĝon, ke utilu nia rond',
Ke al vi utilu nia rond'!

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #93

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

Born: May 24, 1878, Buf­fa­lo, New York. Died: Oc­to­ber 5, 1969, Bronx­ville, New York. Fosdick at­tend­ed Col­gate Un­i­ver­si­ty, Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry, and Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty. Or­dained in 1903, he pas­tored at the First Bap­tist Church in Mont­clair, New Jer­sey, from 1904 to 1915. At Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry, he lec­tured on Bap­tist prin­ci­ples and hom­i­le­tics (1908-1915) and was pro­fess­or of prac­ti­cal the­ol­o­gy (1915-1946). He al­so found time to serve as as­so­ci­ate min­is­ter at the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Man­hat­tan, New York (1919-1925), and pas­tor of Park Av­e­nue Bap­tist Church (1929-1946). His pic­ture… Go to person page >

Translator: Leland Bryant Ross

American Baptist layman. Amateur hymnologist and polyglot. Translator of many hymns into, and author of a few in, Esperanto, as well as some hymns in English. 13 texts (incl. 3 original) in Adoru, plus two in Espero Katolika's supplement. Edited the largest online Esperanto hymnal, TTT-Himnaro Cigneta, now accessible via the Wayback Machine at archive.org, (https://web.archive.org/web/20091021113553/http://geocities.com/cigneto/pretaj.html) as well as in large part here on Hymnary.org. Lives near Seattle. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dio graca, Dio glora
English Title: God of grace and God of glory
Translator: Leland Bryant Ross (1998)
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1930)
Language: Esperanto



The popularity of Williams's text ("Guide me, O thou great Jehovah") is undoubtedly aided by its association with CWM RHONDDA, composed in 1905 by John Hughes (b. Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1873; d. Llantwit Fardre, Wales, 1932) during a church service for a Baptist Cymanfa Ganu (song festival)…

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Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Adoru #584


TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #93


TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #93a

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