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O Krist, du sande lys og vei

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1 O Krist, du sande Lys og Vei,
Oplys enhver, dig kjender ei,
Dit Ord udsend, din Hjord former,
At der maa frelses mange fler!

2 Med Sandheds Magt til Fange tag
De, som fornegter dig idag,
Og kom til dem med Trøst og Raad,
Som gaa med lønlig Hjerte-Graad!

3 Den, som er veget fra dig hen,
O søg ham Herre, op igjen,
Oplad hans Syn, forbind hans Saar,
At salig Styrke-Stund han faar!

4 Den Døve, gjør hans Hørsel let,
Den Stumme lær at take ret,
Den, som ei frit bekjende tør
Sin Tro, i Gud frimodig gjør!

5 Gjør Aanden stærk og Hjertet stilt,
Før hid, hvo sig fra os har skilt,
Sank sammen dem, som spredte gaa,
Stadfæst dem, som i Tvilen staa!

6 At de med os go vi med dem
Kan følge dig og finde hjem,
Og der tilsidst med trøstet Sjæl
Faa hvile født og vorde sæl!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #193

Author: Johann Heermann

Johann Heermann's (b. Raudten, Silesia, Austria, 1585; d. Lissa, Posen [now Poland], 1647) own suffering and family tragedy led him to meditate on Christ's undeserved suffering. The only surviving child of a poor furrier and his wife, Heermann fulfilled his mother's vow at his birth that, if he lived, he would become a pastor. Initially a teacher, Heermann became a minister in the Lutheran Church in Koben in 1611 but had to stop preaching in 1634 due to a severe throat infection. He retired in 1638. Much of his ministry took place during the Thirty Years' War. At times he had to flee for his life and on several occasions lost all his possessions. Although Heermann wrote many of his hymns and poems during these devastating times, his persona… Go to person page >

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 >



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Evangeli harpe #57

Kirkesalmebog #d502

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Kirkesalmebog #193


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #193

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #193

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d369

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