Now Sin, With Reign Unbroken

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1 Now, sin, with reign unbroken,
No more shall rule m life,
Since God the word hath spoken,
That wins for me the strife;
Bapized, reborn by grace,
I am redeemed from evil,
And have renounced the deil
And all his works and ways.

2 How can I rightly treasure
My Savior's death for me,
When seeking worldly pleasure,
I turn to that in glee?
Oh, lest I go astray
And unto sin surrender,
Dear Lord, be my Defender,
My Life, my Light, my Way.

3 What profits Easter morning,
The temple curtain rent,
When I neglect God's warning
To pray and to repent,
When wandering abroad
And yielding to temptation,
I lose my soul's salvation,
My home, my hope, my God.

4 My Jesus and my Savior,
My Friend, my soul's Delight,
Oh, help me not to waver,
Though Adam offers fight!
Help me to hate all sin,
And with the utmost candor
My heart to Thee surrender,
The crown of life to win.


Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #157

Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: Now sin, with reign unbroken
Title: Now Sin, With Reign Unbroken
Danish Title: Nu bør ej Synden mere
Author: Thomas Kingo
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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