O Light of God's most wondrous love,
Who dost our darkness brighten,
Shed on Thy Church from heav'n above,
Our eye of faith enlighten!
As in Thy light we gather here,
Show us that Christ's own promise clear
Is Yea and Amen ever.
O risen and ascended Lord,
We wait fulfillment of Thy Word;
O bless us with Thy favor!
Birgitte was born on March 7, 1742, in Gentofte, Denmark. She was the daughter of Jens Johansen. Boye married a supreme court judge in Copenhagen, Denmark. She found time to study German, French and English and translated hymns into Danish from these languages. As a hymnist, she was involved with Guldbergs og Harboes Psalmebog (Ove Guldberg’s and Ludvig Harboe’s Psalter), to which she contributed 146 hymns. She also produced "national dramatic writing." She died on October 17, 1824.
Sources: Julian, p. 1001 & Stulken, p. 145
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Display Title: O Light of God's Most Wondrous LoveFirst Line: O Light of God's most wondrous loveTune Title: DER TAG, DER IST SO FREUDENREICHAuthor: B. K. Boye, 1742-1824; G. A. T. Rygh, 1860-1942Meter: 87 87 887 887Date: 1996