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Naar vi i største Nøden staa

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1 Naar vi i største Nøden staa,
Og vide ei hvor vi skal gaa,
Og finde ingen Hjælp og Raad,
Om vi end græde Hjertens Graad;

2 Saa er vor Trøst i saadan Meen,
At komme sammen hver og en,
Dig at paakalde, Herre Gud,
Om Hjælp efter dit Ord og Bud.

3 Vi vore Øine sørgefuld
Til dig opløfte, Herre huld,
Og søge Synds Forladelse
Og alle Straffes Mildelse.

4 Som du forjætter naadelig
Hver den, som derom beder dig
I din Søns Navn, den Herre Krist,
Vor Frelser og vor Talsmand vist.

5 Thi komme vi, o Herre sød,
Og klage dig vor store Nød,
Mens vi nu ganske er forladt
Med Sorg og Fare omkringsat.

6 Sku ei vor Synd med Øiet dit,
Sig os fra den af Naade kvit,
Staa os i vore Trængsler bi,
Gjør os fra alle Plager fri!

7 Paa det vi kan af Hjertens Grund
Med Glæde takke dig hver Stund,
Adlyde dig med største Flid
Og love dig til evig Tid.

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #220

Author: Paul Eber

Eber, Paul, son of Johannes Eber, master tailor at Kitzingen, Bavaria, was born at Kitzingen, Nov. 8, 1511. He was sent in 1523 to the Gymnasium at Ansbach, but being forced by illness to return home, was on his way thrown from horseback and dragged more than a mile, remaining as a consequence deformed ever after. In 1525 he entered the St. Lorentz school at Nürnberg, under Joachim Camerarius, and in 1532 went to the University of Wittenberg, where he graduated 1536, and thereafter became tutor in the Philosophical Faculty. He was appointed Professor of Latin in 1544, then in 1557 Professor of Hebrew and Castle preacher, and in 1558 Town preacher and General Superintendent of the Electorate, receiving in 1559 the degree D.D. from the Unive… 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: Naar vi i største Nøden staa
Author: Paul Eber
Translator: Anonymous
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain



LES COMMANDEMENS (French for "the commandments"), a rich and graceful tune in the Hypo-Ionian mode (major), was used in the Genevan Psalter (1547) for the Decalogue and for Psalm 140, and later in British psalters and in the Lutheran tradition. The first setting in the Psalter Hymnal derives from Cl…

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Kirkesalmebog #d406

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Kirkesalmebog #220


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #220


Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #238

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #220

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d289

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