Dit ord, o Gud, sum duggen kvæger

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1 Dit Ord, o Gud, som Duggen kvæger
Den svage Sjæl med Kraft og Fred,
O lad i hvert et Hjertebæger
Din Himmels Balsam dryppe ned;
Lad Jesu Ager grønnes smukt,
Lad Ordet bringe Troens Frugt!

2 Dit Ord,o Gud, er Sværd og Flamme,
Det trænger gjennem Marv og Ven,
Det veed at knuse, veed at ramme,
Er Hjertet end saa haardt som Sten;
Lad alle føle ret dets Magt,
At Synden er det underlagt!

3 Dit Ord, o Gud, er Østens Stjerne,
Der fører os til Kristus ind,
De Vise følge den saa gjerne
Og glædes ved dens klare Skin;
Lad alle se den lyse frem
Og finde Naadens Betlehem!



Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #635

Author: Carl Bernhard Garve

Garve, Carl Bernhard, was born Jan. 24, 1763, at Jeinsen, near Hannover, where his father was a farmer. He was educated at the Moravian schools in Zeist, and Neuwied, at their Pädagogium at Niesky, and their Seminary at Barby. In 1784 he was appointed one of the tutors at Niesky, and in 1789 at Barby; but as his philosophical lectures were thought rather unsettling in their tendency, he was sent, in 1797, to arrange the documents of the archive at Zeist. After his ordination as diaconus of the Moravian church, he was appointed, in 1799, preacher at Amsterdam; in 1801 at Ebersdorf (where he was also inspector of the training school); in 1809 at Berlin; and in 1816 at Neusalza on the Oder. Feeling the burden of years and infirmities he resig… Go to person page >

Translator: C. J. Boye

Caspar Johannes Boye was born in Kongsberg, Norway in 1791. He studied both law and theology at the University of Copenhagen, became a teacher and later served as rector in Søllerød, Helsingørand and Copenhagen. He died in 1853. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: Dit ord, o Gud, sum duggen kvæger
Author: Carl Bernhard Garve
Translator: C. J. Boye
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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