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Jesus dør, og Jorden ryster

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1 Jesus dør, og Jorden ryster;
O mig Hjerte, skjælv du da!
Dør da hen, I Synde-Lyster,
Dør, og driver langt herfra!
Thi nu døde Gud og Mand
For den onde Lyst, som randt
Op hos os fra Adams Tide,
Deraf al den Dødsens Kvide!

2 Jesus, jeg din Død begræder,
For jeg dertil Aarsag gav,
I din Død jeg mig do glæder,
Ja mit Støv udi min Grav;
Thi mit Liv er i din Død,
Og, der den dit Hjerte brød,
Din den søde Naade-Kilde
Mig til Liv opbriste vilde.

3 O min Jesus, gid jeg kunde,
Jesus, gid jeg kunde dog
Dø med samme Ord i Munde,
Hvormed du din Afsked tog!
Bøi, o bøi dit Hoved ed
Til mig udi Dødsens Sved,
At min Sjæl dit Kys maa nyde,
Naar jeg skal min Aand udgyde!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #335

Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus dør, og Jorden ryster
Author: Thomas Kingo
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain



Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed or adapted this tune for Psalm 42 for the Genevan psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. An alternate harmonization with descants by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) can be found opposite 41 in the Psalter Hymnal.…

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Evangeli harpe #393

Kirkesalmebog #d300

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Kirkesalmebog #335


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #335

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #335

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