It's Said That Life Is With Danger Fraught

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1 It's said that life is with danger fraught
And that we may in its billows perish
Before we enter the haven sought
And reach the home which we cherish.

2 And true it is that the night may come
With storm and darkness to vex the spirit
Before we safely shall reach our home
And shall God's blessing inherit.

3 But though we know we are small and poor
And ever lowly is our condition,
To noble visions we still may soar
And gain our highest ambition.

4 For He is with us, the mighty Lord,
And bears us forth as on eagle pinions
Until our souls by His grace restored
May brave all evil dominions.



Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #298

Author: H. Rordam

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Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

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First Line: It's said that life is with danger fraught
Title: It's Said That Life Is With Danger Fraught
Danish Title: Man siger, Livet har bange Kaar
Author: H. Rordam
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Meter: 9.10.9.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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