Jesus, Livets rige Kilde

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1 Jesus, Livets rige Kilde,
Himlens Ære, Glans og Lyst,
Som din Fader sende vilde
Os til Frelse, Hjælp og Trøst.
Hvorfor vil saa mange sige
Nei til Naadens Himmerige?
Hvad er Verdens Lyst som bedst
Dog imod din Bryllupsfest?

2 Lifligt er det Høitids-Sæde
Ved dit eget Bryllupsbord,
Fred, Retfærdighed og Glæde,
Flyder til os paa dit Ord.
Der er bod for alle Smerter,
Salighed for alle Hjerter,
Der i dig saa inderlig
Liv og Sjæl forlyster sig.

3 Du, som til din Bryllups-Glæde
Naadig kaldte ogsaa mig,
Og anviste mig et Sæde,
Hvor der end er rum hos dig,
Giv mig al Tid dig til Ære,
Mig til Salighed at bære
Sjælens rene Bryllupsdragt,
Som din Aand mig selv har bragt!

4 Lover alle og tilbeder
Den miskundelige Gud,
Som til Himmerig os leder
Ved sin Naades Sendwbud,
Indtil alle Borde fyldes,
Og med Himlens Glans forgyldes,
Naar vor Herre seierrig
Fører Bruden hjem til sig!



Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #544

Author: Johann Rist

Rist, Johann, son of Kaspar Rist, pastor at Ottensen, near Hamburg, was born at Ottensen, March 8, 1607, and from his birth was dedicated to the ministry. After passing through the Johanneum at Hamburg and the Gymnasium Illustre at Bremen, he matriculated, in his 21st year, at the University of Rinteln, and there, under Josua Stegmann (q. v.), he received an impulse to hymn-writing. On leaving Rinteln he acted as tutor to the sons of a Hamburg merchant, accompanying them to the University of Rostock, where he himself studied Hebrew, Mathematics and also Medicine. During his residence at Rostock the terrors, of the Thirty Years War almost emptied the University, and Rist himself also lay there for weeks ill of the pestilence. After his r… Go to person page >

Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson

(no biographical information available about Hans Adolf Brorson.) Go to person page >

Translator: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels

Wexels, Wilhelm Andreas. (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, 1797--May 14, 1866, Oslo, Norway). Lutheran. After studies in Copenhagen and Christiana (Oslo), became catechist and curate of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Christiana. Preached against the inroads of rationalism, emphasizing the need for spiritual revival. Church historians claim that his ministry was the turning point in the Church of Norway. Failed in his attempt to give Norway a hymnal, but many of his hymns survived. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Livets rige Kilde
Author: Johann Rist
Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson
Translator: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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