Lord Jesus, Our King, Enthroned On High

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1 Lord Jesus, our King, enthroned on high,
Whose kingdom no man can measure,
It unto His children ever nigh,--
To serve them, His greatest pleasure;
For our Father in the highest, He liveth,
He liveth.

2 To silence God's Word on children's lips
Is seeking to slay the Master;
But they who retrace king Herod's steps
Will follow him to disaster;
For our Father in the highest, He liveth,
He liveth.

3 God's angels to-day, as e'er before,
His message to children carry;
They enter, though fast be closed the door;
They come with His friends to tarry;
For our Father in the highest, He liveth,
He liveth.

4 From heaven God's angels come and go
Where Christ in the heart is dwelling,
His counsel they lend, His joy bestow,
All sorrow and woe dispelling;
For our Father in the highest, He liveth,
He liveth.

5 Be cheerful, ye children, in His name,
Our King He remains forever,
His goodness endures, His grace the same,
His mercy, His love, and favor;
For our Father in the highest, He liveth,
He liveth.



Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #379

Author: 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 >

Translator: 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 >

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First Line: Lord Jesus, our king, enthroned on high
Title: Lord Jesus, Our King, Enthroned On High
Danish Title: Vor Herre, han er en Konge stor;
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 9.8.9.8.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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