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Op alle, som paa Jorden bor

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1 Op alle, som paa Jorden bor,
Og takker Gud med mig,
Hvis Lov i hellig Englekor
Udsjunges idelig!
Udsjunges idelig!

2 Han giver Helbred, Lov og Brød
Os alle ufortjent,
I megen Angest, Sorg og Nød
Har han os Hjælp tilsendt,
Har han os Hjælp tilsendt.

3 Skjønt vore Synder for ham staar,
Han dog langmodig er,
Og gjør, at vi for Straffen faar
Endog Velgjerninger,
Endog Velgjerninger.

4 Han give os et Hjerte fro
Og sand Frimodighed,
At vi kan tjene ham med Ro
I Verdens Vildsomhed!
I Verdens Vildsomhed!

5 Vort Land, sit eget Israel,
Beskjerme han fra Nød,
Han lade al Ting lykkes vel,
Og give dagligt Brød!
Og give dagligt Brød!

6 Hans Naade staa os kraftig bi
I alle Gjerninger,
Fra Synd og Sorger han os fri,
Thi han vor Fader er!
Thi han vor Fader er!

7 Saa længe her vi leve skal,
Er han vor sol og Skjold,
Ved Udgang af vor Jammerdal
Vi blive i Behold,
Vi blive i Behold.

8 Vort Øie han selv lukker til
I Dødens tunge Nat,
Og naar vort Hjerte briste vil,
Er han vor Del og Skat,
Er han vor Del og Skat.

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #519

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Paul Gerhardt (b. Gräfenheinichen, Saxony, Germany, 1607; d. Lubben, Germany, 1676), famous author of Lutheran evangelical hymns, studied theology and hymnody at the University of Wittenberg and then was a tutor in Berlin, where he became friends with Johann Crüger. He served the Lutheran parish of Mittenwalde near Berlin (1651-1657) and the great St. Nicholas' Church in Berlin (1657-1666). Friederich William, the Calvinist elector, had issued an edict that forbade the various Protestant groups to fight each other. Although Gerhardt did not want strife between the churches, he refused to comply with the edict because he thought it opposed the Lutheran "Formula of Concord," which con­demned some Calvinist doctrines. Consequently, he was r… Go to person page >

Paraphraser: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >



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Evangeli harpe #204

Kirkesalmebog #d534

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Kirkesalmebog #519

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Lutheran Hymnal for the Sunday School #S.11


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #519

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #350

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #519

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