Os er idag en Frelser fødd

Representative Text

Os er idag en Frelser fødd,
Guds Salved i vores Kjød,
En Herre til Guds Ære;
Nu er han fødd i Davids Stad,
Den Søn, som Englene tilbad,
Velsignet evig være!
Min Sjæl,
Kjend vel
Denne Naade,
Fri fra Vaade,
Mæt dit Øie
Ved Opgangen af det Høie!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #136

Author: Birgitte K. Boye

Birgitte was born on March 7, 1742, in Gen­tofte, Den­mark. She was the daughter of Jens Jo­han­sen. Boye mar­ried a su­preme court judge in Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark. She found time to study German, French and English and translated hymns into Danish from these languages. As a hym­nist, she was in­volved with Guld­bergs og Har­boes Psalm­e­bog (Ove Guld­berg’s and Lud­vig Har­boe’s Psalt­er), to which she con­trib­ut­ed 146 hymns. She al­so pro­duced "na­tion­al dra­ma­tic writ­ing." She died on Oc­to­ber 17, 1824. Sources: Julian, p. 1001 & Stulken, p. 145  Go to person page >

Tune

WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET

Adapting a tune written for Psalm 100 found in Wolff Köphel's Psalter (1538), Nicolai composed WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET, which was published with the text in 1599. Although the tune was originally more varied rhythmically, the hymnal version here is isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) and set to the rich ha…

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Timeline

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The Cyber Hymnal #13460
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The Cyber Hymnal #13460

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