Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

I Live, And I Know the Span Of My Years

I live, and I know the span of my years

Translator: P. C. Paulsen; Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Tune: VITA
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I live, and I know the span of my years:
I live until Jesus shall call me.
I live as a guest in this valley of tears,
I live till the beckoning hand appears
And death can no longer appall me.

2 I die, and I know what hour it will be;
I die at the hour of His pleasure.
I die, and mine eyes my perfection shall see,
I die, and my soul from its clay is free
And soars to its heavenly treasure.

3 I journey and know just whither I'm bound:
I'm bound for the kingdom of heaven.
I go where the house of my Father is found,
Where jubilant voices with praises sound
And joys to His children are given.

4 I lead now a blessed life in my Lord,
I die but to live with Him ever.
I journey with faith in my Savior's word,
I carry His helmet and Spirit's sword
Until He my life-thread shall sever.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #239

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: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I live, and I know the span of my years
Title: I Live, And I Know the Span Of My Years
Danish Title: Jeg lever og ved, hvor laenge fuldtrøst
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Meter: 10.9.11.10.9
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
TextPage Scan

American Lutheran Hymnal #239

TextPage Scan

Hymnal for Church and Home #247

TextPage Scan

Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #247

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements