O Gud, af Himlen se hertil

O Gud, af Himlen se hertil

Translator: M. B. Landstad; Author: Martin Luther
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O Gud, af Himlen se hertil
Og hjælpe os i Naade!
Her findes faa, dig følge vil,
Vi ere stedt i Vaade.
Dit Ord er blevet ilde brugt,
Og Troens Ild er svag og slukt,
Mørkt ser her ud paa Jorden.

2 Med Lærdom vrang, med Løgn og Svig
Nu løber mange Munde,
Saa er de uens mellem sig,
Staa ei paa guds Ords Grunde;
En raaber hid, en Anden did,
Forvilder os med Mande-Vid
Og Fromheds Skin og Iver.

3 O,hjælpe gud den arme Jord
For al den prange Lære1
De tale og saa store Ord:
Hvo tør imod os være?
Vi have Reg, og vi har Magt,
Det gjælde skal, hvad vi har sagt,
Hvo er den mand, os mestrer?

4 Da siger Gud: Nu maa jeg op,
Og Haand i Hanke tage,
Jeg haver nørt de Armes Raab,
Mit Folks den bitre Klage,
Nu skal mit gode Ord gaa frem,
Oplyse, glæde, styrke dem,
Men Fiendens Magt omstøde.

5 Syv Gange renses guld i glød,
Og Sølv i hedest Lue,
Saa stiger og Guds Ord af nød
Fuld blankt og rent til skue.
Lad gaa med Kors og Tornekrans!
Da sees bedst den klare Glans
At lyse langt om lande.

6 Din Lærdom, gud, bevar os ren
udi din kristen Kirke,
Lad det vor Tro ei gjøre meen,
Hvad falske Aander virke!
Staa op, o Gud, at holde Dom,
Lad Løgnen ei faa Naaderum,
Guds Børn til Sorg og Kvide!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #497

Translator: 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 >

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Gud, af Himlen se hertil
Translator: M. B. Landstad
Author: Martin Luther
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #325
Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #497Text
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