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Ondegaro preter lim'

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1 Ondegaro preter lim'
frapegadas ĉe l' anim';
tamen en trankvilo mi
frontas al tempest-defi':
Mia ankro tra l' futur'
tenas min en plen-sekur'.

Blovu kiom ajn ŝtorm-pel'
kontraŭ febla barka vel':
Per la graco tenos min
Dia ankro ĝis la fin'.
Dio tenas min. La ankro tenas min.

2 Ĉirkaŭ min en flus-inund'
la minacoj el profund'.
Jen hurlegas uragan'
Kkvazaŭ spiro de Satan':
Min ne movas venta ŝok',
Ĉar mi kroĉis min al Rok'.

3 Kaj la ankro fiksis sin,
kvankam ventoj skuas min,
nevidata kablo ja
la tension portas tra
la plej-forto de l' skual'
ĝis la fina tajda fal'.

4 Preskaŭ min inundas ĝen'
kaj afliktoj kaj ĉagren';
min delogi strebas tent';
lumon kaŝas nuba vent':
Sed en Krist' kuraĝas mi:
ankro firma estas Li.

Source: Adoru: ekumena diserva libro #523

Author: W. C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

Translator: Leland Bryant Ross

American Baptist layman. Amateur hymnologist and polyglot. Translator of many hymns into, and author of a few in, Esperanto, as well as some hymns in English. 13 texts (incl. 3 original) in Adoru, plus two in Espero Katolika's supplement. Edited the largest online Esperanto hymnal, now archived by and, TTT-Himnaro Cigneta. Lives near Seattle. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ondegaro preter lim'
Author: W. C. Martin (1902)
Translator: Leland Bryant Ross (1995)
Refrain First Line: Blovu kiom ajn ŝtormpel'