Love, the fount of light from heaven

Love, the fount of light from heaven

Author: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig
Tune: LIGHT (Lindeman)
Published in 8 hymnals

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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
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Ever work in sweet communion
That through love we may abide
One with Him who for us died.



Source: Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark #95

Author: Nikolai 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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Author: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig

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Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #242TextPage Scan
Hymnal for Church and Home. 4th ed. #d73
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark #95Text
The Annex: Evangelical Hymns Translated and Original. 2nd ed. #d53
The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d213
The Concordia Hymnal: a Hymnal for Church, School and Home. Rev. 1st word ed. #d212
The Lutheran Hymnary #448TextPage Scan
The Lutheran Hymnary Junior ... of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America #d174



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