O hoved høit forhaanet

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1 O Hoved, høit forhaanet
Med blodig Saar og Ve!
O Hoved tornekronet
Til Smerte, Spot og Spe!
O Hoved, som har været
Tilbedet idelig,
Men nu saa høit vanæret,
Vær hilfet hjertelig!

2 Hvo turde saa bespytte
Det Ædle Aasyns Pragt,
For hvilket sig maa flytte
Med Frygt al Verdens Magt?
Hvo har de blege Kinder,
De Øines Deilighed,
Hvis Lige man ei finder,
Saa skammelig tilred?

3 Min Jesus! du er saaret
For mine Synder saa,
Jeg burde have baaret
Den Straf, som paa dig laa.
Se hid! her staar jeg Arme,
Fordømt til Vrednes Ris–
Dig over mig forbarme,
Dit Naade-Glimt mig vis!

4 O, vil du kjendes ved mig!
Min Hyrde, se dit Faar!
O, favn mig, styrk mig, led mig,
Saa ussel som jeg staar!
Din Mund har mig husvalet,
Din Bøn for mig du bad,
Din Aand har til mig talet
Og gjort mig hjerteglad.

5 Jeg vil mig ei begive
Fra dig: tag mig ved Haand!
Hos dig jeg fast vil blive,
Naar du opgi'r din Aand;
Naar du aldeles blegner
I sidste Nød og Død,
Jeg da mig dig tilegner
Og favner i mit Skjød.

6 Jeg takker dig af Hjerte,
Af ganske Sind og Sjæl,
Min Frelser, for din Smerte,
Du mente det saa vel,
Lad mig, o Jesus Kriste,
Ved Troen holde mig,
Naar Øinene vil briste,
Da lad mig dø i dig.

7 Naar jeg herfra skal vige,
Da vig du ei fra mig!
Og naar jeg ned skal stige
I Graven, vis mig dig!
Træd frem, saa snart mit Hjerte
Er klemt i Dødsens Nød,
Forkort min Angst og Smerte
For din den haarde Død.

8 Vær, du mit Skjold og Bue,
Naar jeg min Afsked ta'r,
Lad mig dit Aasyn skue,
Som det paa Korset var!
Jeg derved Seier vinder;
I Troen, som sig bør,
Dig til mit Hjerte binder:
Vel den, saaledes dør!


Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #333

Translator (Norwegian): F. Rostgaard

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Translator (German): Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. GraEenhainichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was re… Go to person page >

Author: St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clairvaux, saint, abbot, and doctor, fills one of the most conspicuous positions in the history of the middle ages. His father, Tecelin, or Tesselin, a knight of great bravery, was the friend and vassal of the Duke of Burgundy. Bernard was born at his father's castle on the eminence of Les Fontaines, near Dijon, in Burgundy, in 1091. He was educated at Chatillon, where he was distinguished for his studious and meditative habits. The world, it would be thought, would have had overpowering attractions for a youth who, like Bernard, had all the advantages that high birth, great personal beauty, graceful manners, and irresistible influence could give, but, strengthened in the resolve by night visions of his mother (who had died in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: O hoved høit forhaanet
German Title: O Haupt voll blut und Wunden
Translator (Norwegian): F. Rostgaard
Translator (German): Paul Gerhardt
Author: St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Source: Latin
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #333

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #209

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