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

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson

(no biographical information available about Hans Adolf Brorson.) Go to person page >

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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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