O Bride of Christ, Rejoice

O Bride of Christ, rejoice

Translator: Victor O. Peterson; Author: Johan Olof Wallin (1816)
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 O bride of Christ, rejoice;
Exultant raise thy voice
To hail the day of glory
Foretold in sacred story.

Hosanna, praise, and glory!
Our King, we bow before Thee.

2 Let shouts of gladness rise
Triumphant to the skies.
Now comes the King most glorious
To reign o'er all victorious. [Refrain]

3 A humble beast He rides,
Yet as a King presides;
Though not arrayed in splendor,
He makes the grave surrender. [Refrain]

4 The weak and timid find
How meek He is and kind;
To them He gives a treasure
Of bliss beyond all measure. [Refrain]

5 Then go thy Lord to meet;
Strew palm leaves at His feet;
Thy garments spread before Him
And honor and adore Him. [Refrain]

Source: Lutheran Service Book #335

Translator: Victor O. Peterson

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Author: Johan Olof Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swensha Psalmboken, of Konungen gillad och stadfdstad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recastings… Go to person page >



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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #134TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #104TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #335TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #20Text
Small Church Music #2325Audio
Small Church Music #4734Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #132
The Cyber Hymnal #4705TextScoreAudio
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