There Many Shall Come from the East

There many shall come from the east and the west

Author: M. B. Landstad; Translator: Peer O. Strømme
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 A multitude comes from the east and the west
To sit at the feast of salvation
With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,
Obeying the Lord's invitation.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

2 O God, let us hear when our Shepherd shall call
In accents persuasive and tender,
That while there is time we make haste, one and all
And find Him, our mighty Defender.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

3 All trials are then like a dream that is past,
Forgotten all trouble and mourning.
All questions and doubts have been answered at last,
When rises the light of that morning.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

4 The heavens shall ring with an anthem more grand
Than ever on earth was recorded.
The blest of the Lord shall receive at His hand
The crown to the victors awarded.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

Source: Lutheran Service Book #510

Author: M. B. Landstad

Magnus Brostrup Landstad (born 7 October 1802 in Måsøy, Norway and died 8 October 1880 in Kristiania) was a Norwegian minister, psalmist and poet who published the first collection of authentic Norwegian traditional ballads in 1853. This work was criticized for unscientific methods, but today it is commonly accepted that he contributed significantly to the preservation of the traditional ballads. Landstad lived with his father Hans Landstad (1771–1838) who was also a minister, first in 1806 to Øksnes, to Vinje in 1811 and to Seljord in 1819. He took a theological degree (cand. theol) in 1827, and worked after that as the resident chaplain in Gausdal for six years. After that he worked in different parishes in Telemark, Østfold befo… Go to person page >

Translator: Peer O. Strømme

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First Line: There many shall come from the east and the west
Title: There Many Shall Come from the East
Norwegian Title: Der mange skal komme fra Öst og fra Vest
Author: M. B. Landstad
Translator: Peer O. Strømme
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #627
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #200TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #510TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #464Text
Small Church Music #3035Audio
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Worship (3rd ed.) #688TextPage Scan
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