My Lord, I hear thee pleading

My Lord, I hear thee pleading

Author: Nikolai F. S. Grundtvig
Tune: FRANZEN
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1 My Lord, I hear thee pleading
For love and faithfulness,
Thy love is far exceeding
The love that I confess;
Thy covenant will ever stand
On thy eternal promise;
I take thy proffered hand.

2 That hand shall crown with blessing
Each lowly, bending head;
Each heart, thy love confessing,
Shall by that hand be led;
I therefore sing my praise to thee
In strains of Alleluia,
In joyful melody. A-men.

3 I praise thee, Alleluia,
For what thy hand has brought!
I praise thee, Alleluia,
For what thy Spirit wrought!
I praise thee with the saints above
For every mercy given,
For faith and hope and love.

Amen.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #288

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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