O Jesus Dear! O Savior Mild!

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1 O Jesus dear! O Savior mild!
Make Thou of me Thy loving child,
Thy blessed name revering!
Remove what Adam's is and mine,
And open wide to what is Thine,
My heart, my eyes,and hearing.

2 Within my heart, O Lord, inspire
Constraining love and holy fire,
That it for Thee be burning!
Oh, clear mine eyes to see Thy light
That shineth with a glory bright,
For which my soul is yearning.

3 May I, O Shepherd, hear Thy voice
That moves Thy children to rejoice
And gives them joy for sadness.
My heart Thy covenant will keep,
Despite the world and sorrow deep,
And taste Thy lasting gladness.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #156

Author: P. C. Kirkegaard

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Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus dear, O Savior mild
Title: O Jesus Dear! O Savior Mild!
Danish Title: O herre god, og Felser from
Author: P. C. Kirkegaard
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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