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O dag af ljus och hvila

O dag af ljus och hvila

Author: Christopher Wordsworth
Tune: OSLO
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O dag af ljus och hvila,
O dag af glädje blid,
O dag, då sorger ila
Sin kos för himlens frid!
För dig båd' hög och ringa
Se'n fordom tid med fröjd
Sin tack och lofsång bringa
Till Gud i himlens höjd.

2 På dig det klara ljuset
Blef tändt i skapelsen;
På dig stod upp ur gruset
Våe Herre, Frälsaren;
På dig kring jordens gränser,
Han gaf sin andes lag.
Så trefaldt skön du glänser,
Du helga Herrens dag!

3 I dag basunen ljuder
Med stämma slifverklar
Och frid och frälsning bjuder
Från Herren åt enhvar.
I dag af lifvets fröjder
Bevattnas öknens sand,
Och ifrån hoppets höjder
Vi skåda Löftets land.

4 I dag, o Gud, välsigna
med himmelskt bröd din hjord
Och res dem upp, som digna,
Med kraften af ditt ord!
Låt Andens frukter spira
Bland oss i hopp och tro,
Tills vi hos gid få fira
En evig sabbatsro!

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S32

Author: Christopher Wordsworth

Christopher Wordsworth--nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth--was born in 1807. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honours, in 1830; M.A. in 1833; D.D. in 1839. He was elected Fellow of his College in 1830, and public orator of the University in 1836; received Priest's Orders in 1835; head master of Harrow School in 1836; Canon of Westminster Abbey in 1844; Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge in 1847-48; Vicar of Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks, in 1850; Archdeacon of Westminster, in 1865; Bishop of Lincoln, in 1868. His writings are numerous, and some of them very valuable. Most of his works are in prose. His "Holy Year; or, Hymns for Sundays, Holidays, and other occ… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O dag af ljus och hvila
English Title: O day of rest and gladness
Author: Christopher Wordsworth
Meter: D
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain



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