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Lord, disperse the mists of error

Lord, disperse the mists of error

Author: Johan Åström
Tune: [Jesu! du dig sjelf uppväckte]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, disperse the mists of error,
In Thy light let me see light;
Give Thou me that faith and vision
Whereby I may walk aright.
In my Saviour's path discerning,
Through this vale of doubt and strife,
Footsteps to eternal life.

2 Shed Thy light upon my pathway,
Be my light in death's dark hour.
Let me, freed from sin's dread burden,
From the Law's accusing power,
Nearer draw, and ever nearer,
To that land with glory bright,
Where Thou art Eternal Light.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #415

Author: Johan Åström

Åström, Johan. (Gaevle, Sweden, November 30, 1767--February 29, 1844). Lutheran. Ordained in 1793, he was briefly pastor of the German church in Norrkoeping, then appointed rector (1805) at Tuna and Stavby and (1821) at Sigtune and Altuna; assisted Archbishop J.O. Wallin in preparing the Psalmbok (1816-1818). The 1819 edition contained 11 of his hymns and several translations. --Don Hustad, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, disperse the mists of error
Author: Johan Åström
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d79

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #415


The Hymnal and Order of Service #415

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d305

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