O Syndere, betænker

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1 O Syndere, betænker
Dog hvilken farlig Sag
At gaa i Satans Lænker
Saa mange Aar og Dag'!
Legynder Aaret ei,
Før I ved Herrens Naade
Har ladet eder raade,
At gaa paa Livsens Vei!

2 Med ret omskaarne Hjerter
O løber Gud i Favn
Med dybe Angers Smerter
I Jesu Kristi Navn!
Saa skal det ogsaa ske,
Gud lader sig formilde,
At I hans Naades Kilde
I dette Aar skal se.

3 Jeg er i Længsels Smerte
Og Tusinde med mig,
Som vil af ganske Hjerte
I Troen favne dig;
Naar jeg dig have maa,
Hvad vil jeg mer bejære?
Jeg kan jo ikke mere
End alt i Jesus saa.

4 Lad alle Kristnes Mening
Derudi festet staa,
At de i din Forening
Til Døden blive maa;
At de i ingen Nød
Sig lader fra dig drage,
Men trøstig Korset tage
For din den bitre Død.

5 Saa ville vi dig prise
Vor hele Levnets Tid,
Og engang Takken vise
Med større Kraft og Flid,
Naar vi vor Jesus faar
At se med alle Fromme
Og kunne med dem komme
Til Evigheds Nyaar.



Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #182

Author: Laurentius Laurenti

Laurenti, Laurentius, son of Herr Lorenz, or Laurenti, a burgess of Husum, in Schleswig, was born at Husum, June 8, 1660. He entered the University of Rostock in 1681, and after a year and a half spent there, went to Kiel to study music. In 1684 he was appointed cantor and director of the music at the cathedral church at Bremen. He died at Bremen, May 29, 1722 (Koch, iv. 281; Rotermund's continuation of Jöcher's Gelehrten-Lexicon, iii. 1405, &c). Laurenti was one of the best hymn-writers of the Pietistic school. His hymns are founded on the Gospels for Sundays and Festivals, and they draw out the bearing on the Christian life of the leading thoughts therein contained. They are of noble simplicity; are Scriptural, fervent, and often of genu… Go to person page >

Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson

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First Line: O Syndere, betænker
Author: Laurentius Laurenti
Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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