Jesus, O my King and Savior

Jesus, O my King and Savior

Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo
Published in 2 hymnals

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Jesus, O my King and Saviour,
Write Thy name within my heart,
So that world and sin may never
Blot it out with hellish art.
This inscription let it be:
Jesus Christ, on Calvary
Crucified, my adoration
E'er shall be and my salvation.

Source: Hymn Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran schools and congregations #27

Author: Thomas Hansen 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 >

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First Line: Jesus, O my King and Savior
Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo


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