Proclaim, My Soul, That Jesus Died

Proclaim my soul that Jesus dies

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig; Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Tune: GADE
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Proclaim, my soul, that Jesus died
And tore from death its prey;
His cry: "It's finished", death defied
And brought to hell dismay.

2 The cross, the witness of His love,
Who our transgressions bore,
Our way is to the throne above
That stands for evermore.

3 God's people, in your heart enthrone
The Lord who died for us.
The earth shall bow to Him who won
While suffering on the cross.

4 From Jesus' cross the foe doth fly
And fall before His sword.
The crown now beckons to the sky
Each child of Christ, the Lord.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #105

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… 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: Proclaim my soul that Jesus dies
Title: Proclaim, My Soul, That Jesus Died
Danish Title: Syng højt, min Sjael, om Jesu Død
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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