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O se, hvor lifligt det dog er

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1 O se, hvor lifligt det dog er,
At Brødre sommen bygge,
Og have ret hverandre kjær
Og fremme fælles Lykke!
Som lægekraft af Balsam gaar,
Af Broderenighed saa faar
Et Folk sin rette Styrke.

2 Som Duggen giver Frugtbarhed,
Naar den fra Himlen falder,
Saaledes from Samdrægtighed
Et Folkeliv fremkalder,
Hvor Kraft, Velsignelse og Lyst
Og Alt, hvad glæde kan et Bryst,
I Raad og Daad vil spores.

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #677

Author: Haqvin Spegel

Haquin Spegel (Haqvin) (14 June 1645 – 17 April 1714), born Håkan Spegel in Ronneby in Blekinge (today in Sweden), was a religious author and hymn writer who held several bishop's seats. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Author: Johan Olof Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O se, hvor lifligt det dog er
Author: Haqvin Spegel
Author: Johan Olof Wallin
Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain



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