O Let Thy Spirit With Us Tarry

O let thy spirit with us tarry, Lord Jesus, this we ask of Thee

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig; Translator: S. D. Rodholm
Tune: RUNG (Rung 54365)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O let Thy spirit with us tarry,
Lord Jesus, this we ask of Thee.
These little ones to Thee we carry:
Baptize them that Thine own they be.

2 We name them after Thee, tho' humble:
O let them in Thy name arise;
Nor let them fall if they should stumble,
But run their course and gain the prize.

3 If long the course, O Lord, uphold them,
Thine aged servants bear in mind;
If short, O may Thy love enfold them,
That in Thine arms they rest may find.

4 Deep in their hearts Thy name be planted,
Their names be writ in Thy right hand,
To them in weal and woe be granted
Thy Spirit, all to understand.

5 The angels sing when babes are sleeping;
May still they sing when death draws near.
Both cross and crown are in Thy keeping;
Lead Thou us on, we have no fear.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #43

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >

Translator: S. D. Rodholm

Rodholm served as president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1922-26), president of Grand View College, and professor and dean of the AELC Seminary. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O let thy spirit with us tarry, Lord Jesus, this we ask of Thee
Title: O Let Thy Spirit With Us Tarry
Danish Title: O, lad din Aand nu med os vaere
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: S. D. Rodholm
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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American Lutheran Hymnal #43

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Hymnal for Church and Home #152

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #152

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