Hvor deilig skal Guds Kirke staa

Hvor deilig skal Guds Kirke staa

Author: Thomas Kingo
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Hvor deilig skal Guds Kirke staa,
Og i hans Aasyn Ynde saa,
Naar alle Hjerter knytted' er
Udi eet Sind og een begjær:
At elske ham og blive ved
At vander frem i Kjærlighed!

2 Had er vort Væsen, om vi ei
Gaa Kjærligheds den rene Vei,
og broderlig hinanden vil
Al velment Troskab byde til
med sligt et Hjerte og attraa,
Som Gud stod hos og saa derpaa?

3 Bort Vrede, Skjeldsord, daarlig Harm!
I bør ei huses i dem Barm,
Hvor Gud ti Fred og salig ro
Vil, sin Velsignelse skal bo:
bort derfor alt, hvad skade kan
Og hindre Enigheds Forstand!

4 Gid Tunge, Læber, Sind og Mund
De kunde ret af Hjertens Grund
Forsage Trædskhed, List og Svig,
Og gjøre sig et Himmerig
Udaf den søde Venskabs Fred
med hver Mand i Guds Kjærlighed!

5 Guds Øie ser dog al vor Daad,
Vor Tanke, Paafund, Hjertens Raad;
De Onde gaa ham ei forbi
paa deres Ondskabsskjulte Sti,
han ogsaa paa de Fromme ser,
Al Hjælp og Naade han dem ter.

6 Min Sjæl, agt derfor lidet om
Den Trusel, Had og Vrede, som
Dig Verdens Børn kan lægge paa,
Den skal saa snar en Vending faa,
Gaa du kun frem paa Fredens Vei,
Og agt al Verdens tummel ei!

7 O søde Gud, o gid jeg maa
Mit Hjerte ved dig dannet faa,
At du kan heliges i mig,
Til jeg dig ser i Himmerig,
Hvo hellig hellig, hellig da
Jeg synger med Halleluja!



Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #484

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: Hvor deilig skal Guds Kirke staa
Author: Thomas Kingo
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #d247
Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #318
Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #484Text
Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d171
The Lutheran Hymnary Junior ... of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d119
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