The Lord To Thee Appealeth

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1 The Lord to thee appealeth
To be His servant true;
And if thou wilt, He sealeth
His covenant anew.
Then do thou clasp His willing hand,
Which He to thee revealeth
From yonder happy land.

2 The rod and staff it wieldeth,
How comforting in need!
From perils sore it shieldeth
Thy trembling soul indeed;
At last it rends the azure sky,
The earth thy body yieldeth
To join thy soul on high.

3 The crown of life is given
To thee who faithful art,
Who earnestly hast striven
To serve with trusting heart.
God moveth thee thy voice to raise,
And sendeth thee from heaven
Sweet tunes, His name to praise.

4 With voices sweetly ringing,
We therefore bless His hand,
To Christ our tribute bringing
With heaven's joyful band.
He is the Victor in the strife;
His praises ever singing,
We pass thro' death to life.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #545

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: 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 Lord to thee appealeth
Title: The Lord To Thee Appealeth
Danish Title: Han, som paa Joren bejler
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 7.6.7.6.8.7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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