O Jesus, dearest Lord, to thee

O Jesus, dearest Lord, to thee

Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo
Tune: HERRNHUT (Gesius)
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 O Jesus, dearest Lord, to Thee
My fervent thanks shall ever be
For Thine own flesh and precious blood,
Which now Thy love on me bestowed.

2 Break forth in praise, rejoice, my heart!
Exceeding riches is my part;
My Jesus now in me doth dwell;
My joy and bliss no tongue can tell.

Source: Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #54

Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, dearest Lord, to thee
Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo

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