Give Gud i Himmerige

Give Gud i Himmerige

Author: Thomas Kingo
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Give Gud i Himmerige
At vi alle, hvo vi er,
aldrig lade os besvige
Udaf kjødelig Begjær,
Som mod Sjælen Oprør gjør,
Paa det Hedninger ei tør
Om vort Levnet ilde snakke,
Men selv lære Gud at takke!

2 For den høie Himmel-Herre,
Og hans faderlige Bud
Bør vi Øvrigheden ære,
Og de Mænd, den sender ud
for at raade, thi de bær
For de Onde Hevnens Sværd,
Men Gud Børn til Gavn og Gode,
At de vandre vel til Mode.

3 Tjener skal lydig være
Under deres Herrens Haand,
Ei alene dem, som ere
Af en from og mildrig Aand,
Men og dem, som barske er,
Bitterhed i Munden bær,
Dem skal de taalmodig føie,
Thi deri har Gud og Øie.

4 Om for Syndens Skyld vi lide,
Deraf roses ingen Mand,
Men naar Folk uskyldig bide
Os med deres Sladre-Tand,
Det stor Naade er hos Gud,
O, min Sjæl, hold da kun ud,
Lid og bi med alle Fromme,
Slid din Tid, Gud skal vel komme!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #385

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: Give Gud i Himmerige
Author: Thomas Kingo
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #d138

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Kirkesalmebog: efter offentig foranstaltning #385

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M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg: Kirkesalmeboger og Almedigter af Biskop J. N. Skaar, med 79 portræter, og Kirkemusiker og Kirkemusik... #385

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #385

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