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Preserve, O Lord, This Night

Preserve, O Lord, this night

Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Preserve, O Lord, this night
My father and my mother,
My country, church and home,
My sister and my brother;
Close Thou all weary eyes
And wipe all tears away
That we by sleep refreshed
May greet the new-born day.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #400

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: Preserve, O Lord, this night
Title: Preserve, O Lord, This Night
Danish Title: Bevar, o Gud, i Nat
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Meter: 6.7.6.7.6.6.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymnal for Church and Home #400

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #400

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