Golden light, serene and bright

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1 Golden light, serene and bright,
The sky is now adorning;
As sleeping child in mother's arm,
My God has shielded me from harm;
I thank him for the morning.

2 Golden light, serene and bright,
Is shed upon my labor;
As birds their morning son employ,
I praise my God for life and joy
To me and to my neighbor.

3 Golden light, serene and bright,
To me is life and gladness,
For I am happy every day
I walk upon the narrow way
With God through joy or sadness.

4 Now I pray that God today
Will send to me his blessing;
My daily task I then fulfill
According to his holy will,
His wondrous peace possessing.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #210

Author: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >

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First Line: Golden light, serene and bright
Author: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig

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Church School Hymnal for Children, Grades 3 to 6 #d45

Church School Hymnal for Children, Grades I-VI #d38

Hymnal for Church and Home. 4th ed. #d38

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Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #210

The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d82

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