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In hope my soul redeemed to bliss unending

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1 In hope my soul, redeemed to bliss unending,
To heaven's glorious height by faith ascending,
Is mindful ever
That Christ did sever
The bonds of death that I might live forever.

2 In Him I have salvation's way discovered,
The heritage for me He hath recovered.
Tho' death o'ertakes me,
Christ ne'er forsakes me,
To everlasting life He surely wakes me.

3 More radiant there than sun e'er shone in brightness,
My soul shall shine before God's throne in whiteness.
My God, who knows me,
In glory clothes me,
As He declared when for His own He chose me.

4 Oh, may I come where strife and grief are ended,
Where all Thy saints shall meet, with peace attended!
Grant, Lord, Thy favor
And mercy ever
And turn my sorrow into joy forever.

5 Lord Jesus Christ, keep me prepared and waking
Till from the vale of tears Thy bride Thou'rt taking
To dwell in heaven,
Where joy is given
And clouds of darkness are forever riven.

Amen.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #432

Author: Elle Andersdatter

Danish hymn writer  Go to person page >

Alterer: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

Translator: George Henry Trabert

(no biographical information available about George Henry Trabert.) Go to person page >

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American Lutheran Hymnal #292

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Hymnal and Order of Service #326

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Hymnal #326

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #602

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #602

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d236

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The Lutheran Hymnal #432

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