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The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Mægtigste Kriste, Menighedens Herre

Mægtigste Kriste, Menighedens Herre

Author: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern; Translator: Anonymous
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Mægtigste Kriste, Menighedens Herre,
Den du har tegnet med dit Kors til Ære,
Skynd dig at hjælpe os af Fiendens Snare,
Dit Folk bevare!

2 For du selv Striden for de Børn saa svage,
Dæmp du vor Fiende, driv hans Magt tilbage;
Hvad sig mod dine Lemmer vil ophøie,
Du selv nedbøie!

3 Fred udi Kirken vi af dig begjære!
Fred udi Landet, Herre Gud, lad være!
Fred udi Hjertet du for alting give
Hos os at blive!

4 Gjennem af Tiden skal din Godhed prises,
Og hisset evig endnu mer udvises,
Himmel og Jord din Miskund skal bekjende,
Til de faa Ende!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #393

Author: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern

Löwenstern, Matthäus Apelles von, was born April 20, 1594, at Neustadt, in the principality of Oppeln, Silesia, where his father was a saddler. He early distinguished himself by his musical abilities, was appointed in 1625, by Duke Heinrich Wenzel of Münsterberg, as his music director and treasurer at Bernstadt: in 1626, director of the princely school at Bernstadt; and in 1631 Rath and Secretary and also Director of finance. Thereafter he entered the service of the Emperors Ferdinand II. (d. 1637), and Ferdinand III. as Rath, and was ennobled by the latter. Fi¬nally he became Staatsrath at Oels to Duke Carl Friedrich of Münsterberg, and died at Breslau, April 11, 1648 (Koch, iii. 57-60 ; Allgemeine Deutsche Biog. xix. 318, &c). Lowen… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mægtigste Kriste, Menighedens Herre
Author: Matthäus Apelles von Löwenstern
Translator: Anonymous
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #d363

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Kirkesalmebog #393

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M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #393

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #246

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #393

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d259

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