1 Jesus, life and way to heaven,
Thee we have our promise given,
And in Thee we will confide,
For among all earthly voices
Thine alone our heart rejoices,
Be Thou hence our Strength and Guide.
2 Lead us through life's darksome mazes
Lift us o'er the thorny places,
Shield us from the parching sun.
Grant us strength when faint and weary,
Comfort when the way is dreary,
Guard us till our race is won.
3 May we follow Thee in meekness,
Help us overcome our weakness,
Melt our heart with grace and love.
Let Thy name be burned within us,
So that naught from Thee shall win us
Till thou callest us above.
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
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Author: Christian Richardt
Christian Richardt (25 May 1831 in Copenhagen - 18 December 1892) was a Danish writer. He wrote the libretto for the opera Drot og marsk by Peter Heise.
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