In House and Home

O blessed home where man and wife

Author: M. B. Landstad; Translator: Ole T. Arneson
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 In house and home where man and wife
Together lead a godly life,
By deeds their faith confessing!
There many a happy day is spent;
There Jesus gladly will consent
To tarry with His blessing.

2 If thou hast given Him thine heart,
The place of honor set apart
For Him each night and morrow,
Then He the storms of life will calm,
Will bring for ev'ry wound a balm,
And change to joy thy sorrow.

3 And if thy home be dark and drear,
The cruse be empty, hunger near,
All hope within thee dying;
Despair not in thy sore distress,
Lo, Christ is there the bread to bless,
The fragments multiplying.

4 O Lord, we come before Thy face;
In ev'ry home bestow Thy grace
On children, father, mother.
Relieve their wants, their burdens ease,
Let them together dwell in peace
And love to one another!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #189

Author: M. B. Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad (born 7 October 1802 in Måsøy, Norway and died 8 October 1880 in Kristiania) was a Norwegian minister, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads in 1853. This work was criticized for unscientific methods, but today it is commonly accepted that he contributed significantly to the preservation of the traditional ballads. Landstad lived with his father Hans Landstad (1771–1838) who was also a minister, first in 1806 to Øksnes, to Vinje in 1811 and to Seljord in 1819. He took a theological degree (cand. theol) in 1827, and worked after that as the resident chaplain in Gausdal for six years. After that he worked in different parishes in Telemark, Østfold befo… Go to person page >

Translator: Ole T. Arneson

Ole T. Arneson was born in Highland township, Winnesheik county, Iowa, May 4, 1853, to Tollef Arneson and Margrete Olson (Rudringen) Sanden, farmers. Mr. Arneson attended the common school until he was confirmed in the Lutheran church. He then took the elementary course at the state normal school, Winona, Minn., from where he graduated Dec. 31, 1871. He now commenced teaching school in his home district and later continued teaching in various places. For three years he was principal of the graded school at Spring Grove, Minn. In the spring of 1879 he moved to North Dakota and took up a homestead near Hatton, Traill county. Here he taught school part of the time while holding the claim, which he proved up in 1884 and sold in 1886, wh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blessed home where man and wife
Title: In House and Home
Norwegian Title: I Hus og Hjem, hvor Mand og Viv
Author: M. B. Landstad
Translator: Ole T. Arneson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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