Spirit of God, Sent from Heaven Abroad

Translator: Johannes H. V. Knudsen

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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 >

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First Line: Spirit of God, sent from heaven abroad
Title: Spirit of God, Sent from Heaven Abroad
Translator: Johannes H. V. Knudsen
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Meter: 10.8.10.8.9.9
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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