The Country Lies In Deep Repose

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1 The country lies in deep repose,
And peace rules hearth and home,
While silver clouds the moon inclose
And through the heavens roam.

2 The lake without a ripple lies
In heaven's soft embrace;
From yonder hills sweet voices rise
And thank the Lord of grace.

3 While earth succumbs to peaceful rest
And finds from cares relief,
I hid thee, stranger, in my breast;
Forget thy fear and grief.

4 Make peace with ev'ry soul that here
May not thee understand;
Behold from heaven's lofty sphere
Peace falls upon the land!

5 An angel, standing by thy side
With healing on his wings,
To thee, when falls the eventide,
Sweet peace from heaven brings.

6 Oh, learn of him thy evening song:
Peace be to ev'ry soul!
Though here he may not tarry long,
He leads to yonder goal.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #51

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The country lies in deep repose
Title: The Country Lies In Deep Repose
Danish Title: Fred Hviler over Land og By
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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