Herre, jag beder

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1 Herre, jag beder,
Fattig och hjälplös i mig:
Se till mig neder,
Öppna mitt hjärta för dig!

2 Råd du därinne,
Låt mig se ljus i ditt ljus!
Aldrig mitt sinne
Mättas af stoft eller grus.

e Sänd från det h¨ga
Anden, som utgår af dig,
Och med ditt öga
Led mig på sanningens stig!

4 Våren försvinner
Hastigt, likt dage i går.
Säll den, som finner
Lifvet i ungdomens vår!

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S8

Author: Carolina Sandell

Caroline W. Sandell Berg (b. Froderyd, Sweden, 1832; d. Stockholm, Sweden, 1903), is better known as Lina Sandell, the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden." "Lina" Wilhelmina Sandell Berg was the daughter of a Lutheran pastor to whom she was very close; she wrote hymns partly to cope with the fact that she witnessed his tragic death by drowning. Many of her 650 hymns were used in the revival services of Carl O. Rosenius, and a number of them gained popularity particularly because of the musical settings written by gospel singer Oskar Ahnfelt. Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish soprano, underwrote the cost of publishing a collection of Ahnfelt's music, Andeliga Sänger (1850), which consisted mainly of Berg's hymn texts. Bert Polman  Go to person page >

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First Line: Herre, jag beder
Author: Carolina Sandell
Meter: 5.7.5.7
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

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