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Hvad er det for en Snekka

Hvad er det for en Snekka

Author: Thomas Kingo
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Hvad er det for en Snekke
Og liden Færgebaad,
Som Storm og Vande trække,
Saa den er uden Raad?
O se den store Nød!
Ret som den gik til Grunde,
Og just til Havsens Bunde
Ned i Afgrunden flød.

2 Det er Guds Kirke-Skare
Og liden Menighed,
Som her og der maa fare,
Og tidt ei Redning veed;
Hvor det kan synes, som
Vor Jesus haardt mon sove,
Og saa for Vind og Vove
Sit Skib la'r tumle om.

3 Den Flok, som Jesus haver
Alene inden Bord,
Som kysser Aandens Gaver,
Og elsker kun Guds Ord
Foruden Hykleri
Og uden vrangvis Lære,
Den Flok kan aldrig være
Fra Modgangs Bølger fri.

4 Men lad Afgrunden øse
Al Helveds Ondskab op,
Og lad kun Satan løse
Al sin den arge Trop,
Lad Kirke-Skibet faa
Ti tusend Stød paa Side,
Dog skal vel Jesus vide,
Hvor det sin Havn skal naa.

5 O søde Gud og Fader,
O Søn og Helligaand
Som dine ei forlader,
O lad din mægtig' Haand
Udfri din Meninghed
Fra al dens Tvang og Vaade,
O gjør det for din Naade
Og Jesu blodig Sved!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #219

Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hvad er det for en Snekka
Author: Thomas Kingo
Language: Norwegain
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #d230

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Kirkesalmebog #219

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M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #219

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #140

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #219

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d162

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