On My Heart Imprint Thine Image

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On my heart imprint Your image,
Blessed Jesus, King of grace,
That life's riches, cares, and pleasures
Never may Your work erase;
Let the clear inscription be:
Jesus, crucified for me,
Is my Life, my hope's foundation,
And my glory and salvation!


Source: Lutheran Service Book #422

Translator: Peer O. Strømme

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Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On my heart imprint Thine image
Title: On My Heart Imprint Thine Image
Danish Title: Skriv dig, Jesu, paa mit Hjerte
Translator: Peer O. Strømme
Author: Thomas Kingo
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GENEVAN 42

Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed or adapted this tune for Psalm 42 for the Genevan psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. An alternate harmonization with descants by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) can be found opposite 41 in the Psalter Hymnal.…

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DER AM KREUZ


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The Cyber Hymnal #5171
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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #319

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #320

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #593

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #598

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #811

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Lutheran Service Book #422

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Lutheran Worship #100

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The Cyber Hymnal #5171

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