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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Herre, bevar og velsigne din Ager

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1 Herre, bevar og velsigne din Ager,
Plantet med Ordets den himmelske Sæd!
Lad ikke Stormen, som over den drager,
Bryde den Spire, som endnu en spæd!
Vi kunde plante og vande alene,
Væksten fremkalder din skabende Aand,
Renser for Torner og Tidsler og Stene
Ageren selv med en naaderig Haand.

2 Giv os da Lykke med Plantningens Møie,
Vis os de sandeste Veie at gaa!
Velsign os alle, som staar for dit Øie,
Her i din Menighed, Store og Smaa!
Giv os at glædes, o Herre, du milde,
Over din Sæd og dens Vækst i vor Jord,
Livets den rige Velsignelses Kilde
Gyde du over din Kirke i Nord!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #581

Author: M. B. Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad (born 7 October 1802 in Måsøy, Norway and died 8 October 1880 in Kristiania) was a Norwegian minister, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads in 1853. This work was criticized for unscientific methods, but today it is commonly accepted that he contributed significantly to the preservation of the traditional ballads. Landstad lived with his father Hans Landstad (1771–1838) who was also a minister, first in 1806 to Øksnes, to Vinje in 1811 and to Seljord in 1819. He took a theological degree (cand. theol) in 1827, and worked after that as the resident chaplain in Gausdal for six years. After that he worked in different parishes in Telemark, Østfold befo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Herre, bevar og velsigne din Ager
Author: M. B. Landstad
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kirkesalmebog #d199

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Kirkesalmebog #581


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #581

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #581

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