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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

O öppna ditt hjärte för Herran

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1 O, öppna ditt hjärta för Herran,
Säg synden och världen, farväl
I främmande landet i fjärran
Du eljest förlorar din själ.

2 Hvi vill du din själ så fördärfva
I syndens och lustarnas draf,
Då Herren dig gifvit att ärfva
Ett hem i sin himmelska stad?

3 O fly till de fristaden sköna,
Som heter "försonarens sår;"
Barmhärtighet skall du få röna,
Förlossning i blodet du får!

4 Den hvitklädda skaran i höjden
Nu sjunger en jublande sång;
Säg, vill du ej dela den fröjden
Bland änglar hos Jesus en gång?

5 Om valet ej längre nu tveka!
Kom skynda till Frälsaren fram,
Och honom ditt hjärta ej neka,
Det dyra, det milda Guds Lamm!

6 Hvar skall du en tillflykt väl finna,
När Jesus skall komma igen?
När jorden begynner att brinna
Hvar skall du väl hamna, min vän?

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S135

Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels

Wexels, Wilhelm Andreas. (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, 1797--May 14, 1866, Oslo, Norway). Lutheran. After studies in Copenhagen and Christiana (Oslo), became catechist and curate of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Christiana. Preached against the inroads of rationalism, emphasizing the need for spiritual revival. Church historians claim that his ministry was the turning point in the Church of Norway. Failed in his attempt to give Norway a hymnal, but many of his hymns survived. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: O öppna ditt hjärte för Herran
Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Meter: 9.8.9.8
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

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