Lord, I Wish To Be Thy Servant

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1 Lord, I wish to be Thy servant
And with mind and spirit fervent
Word for Thee and Thee alone.
All the gifts I aim possessing,
Life and hope and ev'ry blessing,
Through Thy grace alone I own.

2 Lead me, Savior, in Thy kindness
Even when in willful blindness
I would from Thy guidance flee.
Send me where it be Thy pleasure,
Oh, but let me ever treasure
The blest faith: I'm serving Thee.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #317

Author: Kristian C. Ostergaard

Kristian Ostergaard (February 5, 1855 - October 9, 1931) was Danish-American Lutheran pastor, educator, author and hymn writer. Wikipedia article  Go to person page >

Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I wish to be thy servant
Title: Lord, I Wish To Be Thy Servant
Danish Title: Herre, jeg vil gerne tjene
Author: Kristian C. Ostergaard
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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