Saa sandt jeg lever siger Gud

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1 Saa sandt jeg lever, siger Gud,
Jeg ingen Synder støder ud
Fra Salighed, men gjerne vil,
At han forlader Syndens Spil,
Bodfærdig vender sig til mig,
Og lever saa evindelig.

2 Det Ord betænk, o Menneske,
Fortvil ei i din Fristelse!
Du finder her en kraftig Trøst,
Som lindre kan al Sorg og Brøst;
Gud selv i Ordet den besvor,
Du salig er, om du den tror.

3 Dog vogt dig vel for Sikkerhed,
Opsæt ei din Bodfærdighed!
Tænk ei: jeg vil først synde ud,
Og naar da kommer Dødens Bud,
Vil jeg og Jesus kalde paa,
Saa skal hans Naade aaben staa.

4 Sandt er det, at Gud ikke vil
For os sin Naade lukke til,
Men den, som Naaden tugter ei
Til at forlade Syndens Vei,
Han tænke paa, at Naaden sød
Faar engang Ende i hans Død.

5 Gud har dig Naade lovet vist
Ved Verdens Frelser Jesus Krist,
Dog har han ei forsikret, at
Du leve skal i denne Nat;
Du veed, du gaar al Kjødets Vei,
Men Dødens Time veed du ei.

6 Nu lever du, brug denne Tid!
Hvo veed, om du ser Morgen blid?
Thi den i Dag er sund og rød,
Som Morgendag er bleg og død,
Dør du i Ubodfærdighed,
Dig Helvede er vist bered.

7 Hjælp, o min Jesus, hjælp du mig,
At jeg maa blive fast ved dig,
Og altid staa paa Troens Pagt
Mod Sikkerhed og Lysters Magt!
O Gud, gjor mig her vel bered
At bo hos dig i Evighed!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #465

Translator (German): Johann Heermann

Johann Heermann's (b. Raudten, Silesia, Austria, 1585; d. Lissa, Posen [now Poland], 1647) own suffering and family tragedy led him to meditate on Christ's undeserved suffering. The only surviving child of a poor furrier and his wife, Heermann fulfilled his mother's vow at his birth that, if he lived, he would become a pastor. Initially a teacher, Heermann became a minister in the Lutheran Church in Koben in 1611 but had to stop preaching in 1634 due to a severe throat infection. He retired in 1638. Much of his ministry took place during the Thirty Years' War. At times he had to flee for his life and on several occasions lost all his possessions. Although Heermann wrote many of his hymns and poems during these devastating times, his persona… Go to person page >

Author: St. Augustine

St. Augustine, born in Africa; wrote six books on music, which were printed at Lyons, 1586, eleven hundred forty six years after his death, which took place A.D. 440. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876 Go to person page >

Translator (Norwegian): Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Saa sandt jeg lever siger Gud
Translator (German): Johann Heermann
Author: St. Augustine
Translator (Norwegian): Anonymous
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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Kirkesalmebog #465

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M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #465

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Psalmebog, udgiven af Synoden for den norske evangelisk-lutherske Kirke i Amerika (2nd ed.) #307

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #465

Salmebog udgiven af Synoden for den norsk-evang. luth. kirke i Amerika. Rev. ed. #d409

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