Herre Jesus Krist, mit Levnets Lys

Herre Jesus Krist, mit Levnets Lys

Translator: M. B. Landstad; Author: Martin Behm
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Herre Jesus Krist, mit Levnets Lys,
Min enest' Trøst og Tilflugts Hus!
I Verden er jeg fremmed Gjæst,
Min Synd er den, mig tynger mest.

2 Jeg har en Reise fore hjem;
Men Veien den er haard og slem,
Hen til mit rette Fædreland,
Hvorfor dit hellig' Blod udrandt.

3 Til Reisen er mig Hjerte mat,
Min Styrke haver mig forladt,
Min Sjæl den sukker høit i mig:
Kom snart, og tag mig hjem til dig!

4 Styrk mig, o Jesus, med din Død,
Udi min sidste Angst og Nød,
Og med din blodig' Sved mig kvæg
Og mine Synders Pine læg!

5 Din Galdedrik, saa sur og fort,
Mig læske, naar jge tæres bort!
Dit Nødraab slukke Helveds Ild
For mig, og gjøre Døden mild!

6 Naar jeg ei Maalfor mig kan faa,
Lad Aanden frem med Sukke gaa!
Og lost mit Syn i Himlen ind,
Naar mine Øine blive blind!

7 Dit Kors mig være Vandrestav,
Min Soveseng din hellig' Grav,
Og dine Jordeklæders Lin
Lad være og Ligskjorten min!

8 Vis mig i dine Naglesaar
Mit Naadevalg det skrevet staar!
Luk Døren mig til Himlen op,
Naar Sjælen skilles fra min Krop!

9 Med Dommedag ei længe vent,
Min arme Krop til Himmels hent,
Giv mine Ben den Klarhed skjær,
At jeg dit Legems Lighed bær!

10 Saa takker jeg i Himmerig
For Glæden, den du kjøbte mig,
Og faar med de Udvalgtes Hær
Dit Aasyn skue evig der.


Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #619

Translator: 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 >

Author: Martin Behm

Behm, Martin, son of Hans Behm [Bohme, Boehm, Behemb, Behem, Boheim, Bohemus or Bohemius], town-overseer of Lauban in Silesia, was born at Lauban, Sept. 16, 1557. During a protracted famine, 1574, Dr. Paul Fabricius, royal physician at Vienna, a distant kinsman, took him to Vienna, where he acted as a private tutor for two years, and then went to Strassburg, where, from Johann Sturm, Rector of the newly founded University, he received much kindness. Returning home at his mother's request after his father's death, May, 1580, he was, at Easter, 1581, appointed assistant in the Town School, and on Sept. 20, ordained diaconus of the Holy Trinity Church. After his senior had been promoted to Breslau the Town Council kept the post nominally vacan… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Herre Jesus Krist, mit Levnets Lys
Translator: M. B. Landstad
Author: Martin Behm
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #d210

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Kirkesalmebog: efter offentig foranstaltning #619

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #451

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #619

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d140

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