My Heart, O Holy Spirit

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1 My heart, O Holy Spirit,
That city longs to see,
That precious gem,
Jerusalem,
Where I shall soon inherit
A home prepared for me.

2 But, oh, the stormy waters,
How can I find the way,
'Midst hidden shoals,
Where darkness rolls,
To join thy sons and daughters,
Who dwell in thee for aye?

3 Lord, strengthen my conviction,
That soon I be with Thee.
Help me to brave
The treat'ning wave;
In ev'ry sore affliction
My Lord and Captain be.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #313

Author: Hans Adolf Brorson

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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: My heart, O Holy Spirit
Title: My Heart, O Holy Spirit
Danish Title: O Helligaand, mit Hjerte
Author: Hans Adolf Brorson
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Meter: 7.6.4.4.7.6.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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