Herre, oss enhvar välsigna

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1 Herre, oss enhvar välsigna,
Hjärtat fyll med fröjd och frid.
Låt enhvar din kärlek äga,
Nåden prisa högt alltid,
Vederkvick oss, vederkvick oss
Uti detta ökenland.

2 Vi hembära pris och ära
För din frälsnings glada bud,
Må den många frukter b¨ra
Hos din här utvalda brud.
Må din ande, må din ande
alltid vara dina när.

3 Och när hembud vi få höra
Kalla oss att lämna här;
Änglar oss på vingar föra
För att evigt vara där.
Må vi redo, må vi redo
Vara då att resa hem.


Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S68

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Herre, oss enhvar välsigna
English Title: Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing
Author: John Fawcett
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SICILIAN MARINERS

SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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