O min själ, var nu glad

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1 O min själ, var nu glad!
Du en frälsare har.
Se hans krubba, ans grav och det kors, som han bar.

Sjung om honom, som i döden vardin trognaste vän,
Sjung hans seger och förkun na: han lefver igen.

2 O min själ, var nu glad1
Du har lif, du har nog,
Ty för syndare han, den rättfärdige, dog. [Kör]

3 O min själ, var nu glad,
Ty det slaktade lamm
Ur sin graf till evinnerligt lif har gått fram! [Kör]

4 O min själ, var nu glad,
Ty en konung du har,
Som på himmelens tron tar dig själf i försvar! [Kör]

5 O min själ, var nu glad,
Ty han kommer igen,
Han som gaf för dig lifvet, din Gud och din vän! [Kör]

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S16

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O min själ, var nu glad
English Title: Rejoice and be glad, the Redeemer has come
Author: Horatius Bonar
Meter: 6.6.12 D with refrain
Language: Swedish
Refrain First Line: Sjung om honom, som i döden
Copyright: Public Domain



The common attribution to John J. Husband is based on a brief resemblance to his tune ST. STEPHEN'S, first published in Psalmodia Evangelica, vol. 2 (1789), but the resemblance only extends to the first two measures. These tunes should not be regarded as the same. This gospel/revival tune was writte…

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