Lo, The Lord Extends His Hand

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Lo, the Lord extends His hand
To bestow His favor;
Come, ye babes, at His command,
Unto Him, your Savior.
Lord, baptize them in Thy name,
Give them life eternal,
Keep them safe from sin and shame
In Thy pastures vernal.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #150

Translator (English): P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Translator (Danish): N. F. S. Grundtvig

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo, the Lord extends his hand
Title: Lo, The Lord Extends His Hand
Danish Title: Herren straekker ud sin Arm
Translator (Danish): N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator (English): P. C. Paulsen
Meter: D
Source: English
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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