Jeg synger Julekvad

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1 Jeg synger Jule-Kvad,
Jeg er saa glad, saa glad!
Min Hjertens Jesus hviler
I Stald og Krybbe trang,
Som sol hin klare smiler
Han ppa sin Moders Fang.
Han er Frelser min!
Han er Frelser min!

2 O Jesus, du Barnlil,
Dig længes jeg saa til!
Kom, trøst mig alle Sinde,
Træd ind, om her em Smaat,
Lad mig dig se og finde,
O, da har jeg det godt!
Drag mig efter dig!
Drag mig efter dig!

3 Hvor er Gud Fader mild,
Sin Søn os sende vil!
Vi vare plat fordærvet
I Synd og vor Udyd,
Saa har han os forhvervet
Al Himlens, Himlens Fryd.
Eia, var vi der1
Eia, var vi der!

4 Hvor er vel Glæde slig,
Som op i Himmerig,
Hvor alle Engle kvæde
En ny og liflig Sang
For Herrens Stol og Sæde
Til Guds Basuners Klang!
Eia, var vi der!
Eia, var vi der!


Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #150

Translator: M. B. Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad (born 7 October 1802 in Måsøy, Norway and died 8 October 1880 in Kristiania) was a Norwegian minister, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads in 1853. This work was criticized for unscientific methods, but today it is commonly accepted that he contributed significantly to the preservation of the traditional ballads. Landstad lived with his father Hans Landstad (1771–1838) who was also a minister, first in 1806 to Øksnes, to Vinje in 1811 and to Seljord in 1819. He took a theological degree (cand. theol) in 1827, and worked after that as the resident chaplain in Gausdal for six years. After that he worked in different parishes in Telemark, Østfold befo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jeg synger julekvad
Title: Jeg synger Julekvad
Translator: M. B. Landstad
Source: Latin or Danish, Middle ages
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

IN DULCI JUBILO

IN DULCI JUBILO was originally a folk dance; it is filled with rhythmic energy. There are many organ and choral arrangements of this tune. Sing this lilting lively carol in unison or in parts with bright flute accompaniment (either real flutes or flute stops on the organ). Observe a ritardando only…

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