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Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte

Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte

Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte
Syndens Jammer, Gru og Nød,
Har vi følt den kolde Smerte,
Ormen under Aandens Død:
O, maa vi da bæve ei
Ved den arme Hednings Vei?
O, maa da ei Sjælen bløde,
Mens han gaar i Mulm og Ode?

2 Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte
Troens søde Trøst og Fred,
Frugten af vor Frelsers Smerte,
Gaven af hans Miskundhed:
O, maa vi ei hige da
Efter et Halleluja
Fra en Hednings Sjæl at høre?
Maatte det ei dybt os røre?

3 Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte
Haabets rige Herlighed,
Har vor Aand ved Ordets Kjerte
Set Guds Himmel os beredt:
O, maa vi ei ønske, at
Arme, Hedning denne Skat
Kunde i fit Hjerte gjemme,
Prise den med Frydestemme?

4 Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte
Kjærlighedens milde Glød,
Somi Jesu Navnos lærte
Sjælegraad ved Andres Nød:
O, maa vilden Hednings Ve
Os ei smerte, til vi se
Mildhedsstraalen fra det Høie
Smile i hans dunkle Øie?

5 Fader vor i Himlens Sale!
Fader vor i Jesu Navn!
Lad din Aand til Hjertet tale,
Minde om dets Nød, dets Savn!
Lad os smage Troens Fred;
Haabets Fryd i Kjærlighed:
Ømme Talsmænd da derinde
Arme Hednings Sag skal finde.

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #718

Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels

Wexels, Wilhelm Andreas. (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, 1797--May 14, 1866, Oslo, Norway). Lutheran. After studies in Copenhagen and Christiana (Oslo), became catechist and curate of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Christiana. Preached against the inroads of rationalism, emphasizing the need for spiritual revival. Church historians claim that his ministry was the turning point in the Church of Norway. Failed in his attempt to give Norway a hymnal, but many of his hymns survived. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Har vi følt udi vort Hjerte
Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain


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