Love, the fount of light from heaven,
Is the root and source of life;
Therefore God’s decrees are given
With His lovingkindness rife.
As our Savior blest declareth
And the Spirit witness beareth,
As we in God’s service prove;
God is light and God is love.
Love, the crown of life eternal,
Love the brightness is of light;
Therefore on His throne supernal
Jesus sits in glory bright.
He the Light and Life of heaven,
Who Himself for us hath given,
Still abides and reigns above
In His Father’s boundless love.
Love, alone the law fulfilling,
Is the bond of perfectness;
Love, who came, a victim willing,
Wrought our peace and righteousness.
Therefore love and peace in union
Ever work in sweet communion
That through love we may abide
One with Him who for us died.
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 >
Display Title: Love, the Fount of LightFirst Line: Love, the fount of light from heavenTune Title: KJAERLIGHED ER LYSETS KILDEAuthor: N. F. S. Grundtvig; C. DovingDate: 1918Subject: Closing and Evening Hymns | Closing; Aspiration and Hope |
Display Title: Love, the fount of light from heavenFirst Line: Love, the fount of light from heavenTune Title: [Love, the fount of light from heaven]Author: N. F. S. GrundtvigMeter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7, 7.Date: 1913Subject: The Church Year | Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity; God | Loving