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How Gladly I My Place Have Taken

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1 How gladly I my place have taken
Among the flock of God's elect!
With them I have the world forsaken
And Jesus' coming now expect.
Redeemed by His unbounded love,
My home will be with Christ above.

2 How sweet the words, how reassuring,
That I to God am reconciled!
His pardon for my sins securing,
My soul no longer is defiled.
The peace of God I now possess,
Which ev'ry evil can redress.

3 I bid the wicked world defiance,
Tho' fiercely it God's Word deride;
In Him I place my firm reliance
Whose promise ever shall abide;
Tho' earth and heaven pass away,
His Word shall ever be my stay.

4 How gladly I His promise ponder!
Tho' sinful, yet in grace I stand;
A heritage awaits me yonder,
And heaven is my fatherland.
My Lord, as Victor in the strife,
Awards to me the crown of life.

5 How good to hear my Savior calling,
To see Him even face to face!
What bliss, before Him prostrate falling,
To find with Him a resting place
And with the saints in sweet accord,
To sing the praise of Christ, my Lord!

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #138

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Author: P. S. Vig

(no biographical information available about P. S. Vig.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How gladly I my place have taken
Title: How Gladly I My Place Have Taken
Danish Title: Hvor salig er det dog at have
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Author: P. S. Vig
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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