O Holy Ghost to thee we cry

O Holy Ghost to thee we cry

Author: M.B. Landstad
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O Holy Ghost, to Thee we pray
For true faith to guide us iin our way;
Grant its faithful keeping
Till our life's brief story,
When in death we're sleeping,
Ends at home in glory.
O have mercy, Lord!

2 Shine in our hearts,
Thou blesséd Light,
Teach us Jesus Christ to know aright,
That we all may surely,
In His grace confiding,
Be with him securely
Evermore abiding.
O have mercy, Lord!

3 Thou Fount of love, our hearts inspire
With the holy flame of Thy pure fire;
That in Christ united,
One in all endeavor,
Loyal friendship plighted,
We may walk together.
O have mercy, Lord!

4 Thou Comforter in every need,
'Gainst the wicked for and death plead
That Thy help mayy enter;
When our courage faileth,
And the evil tempter
All our life assaileth.
O have mercy, Lord!

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #39

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 >

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First Line: O Holy Ghost to thee we cry
Author: M.B. Landstad
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