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Our Father Has Light In His Window

Representative Text

1 Our Father has light in His window,
It shines through the darkening night
And carries a friendly greeting
To all from the Lord of light.
Our Father has light in His window,
It brightens the darkest road,
It comforts in need and sorrow
And points us the way to God.

2 Our Father has light in His window;
It shows us the way across
The valley of death's grim shadow,
Which Jesus has built for us.
Our Father has light in His window,
When toward His light we move,
He sendeth His angels to lead us
To mansions in heaven above.

3 Our Father has light in His window,
It beckons through storm and gloom
And, beaming with loving kindness,
It bids us: Come home, come home!
Our Father has light in His window,
That light is His blessed Word,
The word of His love and mercy
Through faith in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #306

Author: V. Gregersen

Andreas Peter Vilhelm Gregersen was a Danish Lutheran Pastor, song poet and composer. He was born in Flensburg, Denmark, on 17 March 1848, and died on 16 January 1929 in Gjerrild. His father was Laurits Eduard Gregersen, a grocery store owner and a manufacturer, and his mother was Anna Laura Helene Schmidt (Gregersen). In 1864 the family moved to Copenhagen. Gregersen enrolled at Sorø Academy, where he studied, receiving his baccalaureate in 1868. For a time he then worked as office paid staff in his father’s business and in 1874-75 he worked as a tutor in Horsens, after which he began theological study. Gregersen was theological candidate in 1881 and in the same year was ordained and installed as a Pastor of Our Savior's Church in C… Go to person page >

Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Father has light in his window
Title: Our Father Has Light In His Window
Danish Title: Vor Fader har Lys i sit Vindue
Author: V. Gregersen
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Meter: 9.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Devotion #d16

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