Du, Herre, har i Hænde

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1 Du Herre, har i Hænde
De Store med de Smaa,
Dem lede kan og vende,
Som Bækkens Bande gaa:
Lad Naaden blive stor
Til alle at forlige,
Som med hverandre krige
Paa hele Verdens Jord!

2 Lad Øvrigheden smykkes
Med Himlens Lys og Ret!
Lad Regimentet lykkes
Gjør alt det tunge let!
Gjør Alderdommen vis,
De Unge Tugt at lære,
At begge Frugt maa bære
Til Herrens Lov og Pris!

3 Lad hver en Sjæl sig fryde
I Jesu sande Tro,
Lad alle Huse nyde
Velsignelse og ro!
Fordriv den onde Aand,
Som mod din Virkning strider,
At Naaden alle tider
Kan have Overhaand!

4 Lad al vor Vandring være
Dig kjær, o Herre Gud!
At, naar man os skal bære
Engang i Døden ud,–
Naar her er sagt god Nat,
Da lad os salig drage
Fra denne Verdens Plage
Til Himlens Glæde-Skat!


Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #564

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson

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First Line: Du, Herre, har i Hænde
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #564

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