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One is our God and Father

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1 One is our God and Father!
The flock and all its shepherds cry;
One Spirit us doth gather,
One is our Lord, who reigns on high;
One well of life doth lave us,
One hope our souls inspires,
One faith, our stay, doth save us,
One love us ever fires,
One peace our spirits blesses,
One fight for our reward,
One end of all distresses,
One life in Christ our Lord.

2 One in the Spirit's union,
We onward march, a pilgrim throng,
And sing in sweet communion
The ransomed Zion's victor-song;
Through night and tribulation,
Through death our way we wend,
With hope and expectation
To see our journey's end--
The cross, the grave, death's prison,
We leave behind, and rise
To meet our Savior risen,
And enter Paradise.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #468

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

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First Line: One is our God and Father
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann



Johann (Hans) Kugelmann (b. Augsburg, Germany, c. 1495; d. Konigsberg, Germany, 1542) adapted NUN LOB, MEIN SEEL from the song “Weiss mir ein Blümlein blaue” and first published the tune in his Concentus Novi (1540). A bar form, this German chorale consists of six long lines sharing some simila…

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