Holy Spirit, God of love,
Who our darkness brightens,
Poured on us from heav'n above,
And our faith enlightens,
In your light we gather here;
Show us that Christ's promise clear
Is Amen forever.
Jesus, our ascended Lord,
Oh, fulfill your gracious Word;
Bless us with your favor!
Birgitte was born on March 7, 1742, in Gentofte, Denmark. She was the daughter of Jens Johansen. Boye married a supreme court judge in Copenhagen, Denmark. She found time to study German, French and English and translated hymns into Danish from these languages. As a hymnist, she was involved with Guldbergs og Harboes Psalmebog (Ove Guldberg’s and Ludvig Harboe’s Psalter), to which she contributed 146 hymns. She also produced "national dramatic writing." She died on October 17, 1824.
Sources: Julian, p. 1001 & Stulken, p. 145
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Display Title: Holy Spirit, God of LoveFirst Line: Holy Spirit, God of loveTune Title: DER TAG, DER IST SO FREUDEN REICHAuthor: Birgitte K. Boye, 1742-1824; George A. T. Rygh, 1860-1942Meter: 76 76 776 776Date: 1993Subject: Pentecost |