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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Knæler, Kristi vidneskare

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1 Knæler, Kristi Vidneskare,
Hans Velsignelse annam!
Ser ham op til Himlen fare,
Stirrer, stræver efter ham!
Stander op og ganger ud,
Spreder Sæd og bærer Bud!
Sædetiden snart er omme,
Til sin Høst vil han gjenkomme.

2 Skjuler Skyen ham for eder,
Og formørker Stridens Dag,
Jesu Venner vaager, beder
Sammen under Kirkens Tag!
Synet klares, Hjertets Ve
Haabet mildner, snart I se
Atter ham i Morgenrøden,
Livets Seier over Døden!

3 Herre Jesus, du, som throner
Hos Gud Faders høire Haand,
Syndres Frelser og Forsoner,
Send os nu din Helligaand!
Tænd din Ild og tal dit Ord
Paa den hele vide Jord,
Sank til Troens Enhed sammen
Alle Jordens Ætter! Amen.

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #587

Author: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Knæler, Kristi vidneskare
Author: M. B. Landstad
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 #486

Kirkesalmebog #d321

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Kirkesalmebog #587


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #587

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #587

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d224

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