Praise to Thee and Adoration

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1 Praise to You and adoration,
Blessed Jesus, Son of God,
Who, to serve Your own creation,
Came to share our flesh and blood.
Guide me that I never may
From Your fold or pastures stray,
But with zeal and joy exceeding
Follow where Your steps are leading.

2 Hold me ever in Your keeping;
Comfort me in pain and strife.
In my laughter and my weeping
Be with me throughout my life.
Give me greater love for You,
And my faith and hope renew
In Your birth, Your life, and passion,
In Your death and resurrection.

Source: Lutheran Service Book #692

Translator: K. Kvamme

Kristen Rolfsen Kvamme, 1866-1938 Born: February 17, 1866, Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Died: January 14, 1938, Ossian, Iowa. Buried: Stavanger Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa. Kvamme emigrated to America at age 16, settling in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he worked a few years. He spent the winter of 1886 at an academy, and in the fall of 1888 entered Luther College. He went on to serve as a Lutheran minister in Ossian, Iowa. Go to person page >

Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo

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Text Information

First Line: Praise to Thee and adoration
Title: Praise to Thee and Adoration
Norwegian/Scandinavian Title: Lov og Tak og evig Ære
Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo
Translator: K. Kvamme
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed or adapted this tune for Psalm 42 for the Genevan psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. An alternate harmonization with descants by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) can be found opposite 41 in the Psalter Hymnal.…

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