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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 2 hymnals

Full 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

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