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Pray tell me how camest thou so easily

Pray tell me how camest thou so easily

Author: Andreas C. Rutstroem
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Pray, tell me, how cam'st thou so easily in
Through yonder bright portals of heaven,
Since not to a soul here polluted by sin
Admission there ever was given?
Wast thou not akin to the fallen?

2 By grace did I live, and in grace did I die,
By grace did I enter these portals,
Lo, this is the ground and the reason why I
Am one of the blessed immortals,
Who sing hallelujah for ever.

3 Oh, blessed art thou who in life and in death
Hast grace for thine only foundation!
For sinners condemned, so His holy Word saith,
Can plead nothing else for salvation.
For grace, then, give thanks everlasting.

Source: Sunday School Book: containing liturgy and hymns for the Sunday School (Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #99

Author: Andreas C. Rutstroem

Also Andreas Rutström. Rutström, Anders Carl. (Rutvik, Sweden, November 30, 1721--October 27, 1772). Lutheran. University of Uppsala. Ordained 1745. University of Griefswald, Th.D. 1756. Pastorates at Storkyrkan (cathedral church), Stockholm (assistant curate) 1745-1756; Hedvig Eleanora Church, Stockholm, 1758-1765. Arrested for his Calvinistic and Herrnhut tendencies. Died in prison. Wrote many hymn texts which were published after his death by his friends as Sions Nya Sånger, 1778. This collection was widely used among the pietists for almost a century. Author of "Lammets folk och Sions fränder" (Chosen Seed and Zion's Children) and "Kom huldaste förbarmare" (O Savior, Thou Who for Us Died). --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Pray tell me how camest thou so easily
Author: Andreas C. Rutstroem



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Hymnal and Order of Service #265a

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Hymnal #265

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Sunday School Book #99

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