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Kom du Folke-Frelser sand

Representative Text

1 Kom, du Folke-Frelser sand,
Fødd af Jomfru uden Mand!
Det al Verden undres maa,
Gud din Fødsel skikked saa.

2 Tag os, Herre Gud, ei bort
Trøsten af det Under stort,
Kristus her med Englesang
Ligger Barn paa Moders Fang!

3 Jomfru skjær den Moder var,
Som ham under Hjertet bar;
Af den Helligaand i Løn
Barnet var Guds evig' Son.

4 Frem han af sit Herberg gaar,
Klar som Sol paa Himlen staar,
Helt af Guds og Manddoms Art
Skynder til sin Gjerning snart!

5 Fra Gud Fader kom han her,
Hjem til Gud hans Gader vær,
Ned til Helvede han gaar,
Himmelfærd med Hæder faar.

6 Jesus Krist, Gud Fader lig,
Vær i Kjøde seierrig,
Med din Guddoms Vælde kom,
Styrk os i vor Usseldom!

7 Krybben skinner himmelklar,
Nattens Lys til Verden bar,
Lys, som aldrig slukkes ud,
Troen mødes der med Gud.

8 Lovet vær' Gud Fader blid,
Lovet Krist, Guds Søn, al Tid,
Lovet Helligaand tilmed
I al Tid og Evighed!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #141

Translator (German): Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator (Norwegian): 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 >

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >



NUN KOMM DER HEIDEN HEILAND is a chorale derived from a chant. Among the simplest of the Lutheran repertoire, it is framed by identical lines–l and 4. Sing the entire hymn with antiphonal groups (the practice its original Latin author, Ambrose, strongly promoted). Sing some stanzas in unison and o…

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Kirkesalmebog #d323

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Kirkesalmebog #141


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #141

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #141

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