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Nae pyŏngsaeng sowŏn (This Is My One, My Lifelong Wish)

Nae pyŏngsaeng sowŏn ikotppun (This is my one, my life-long wish)

Author: Anonymous; Paraphraser: Marion Kim
Tune: SO-WON
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Nae pyŏngsaeng sowŏn ikotppun
chuŭiil hadaga,
isesang ibyŏl ha nŭnnal
chape karida.

2 Bulgattun shiryon manuna
kŏpnaeji mapshida.
Kujuŭi kwŏnnŭng kŭshini
igigo namkennae.

3 Kŭmboda kwihan midŭmŭna
ch'am bobae toedoda.
I julli mitnŭn saramdŭl
da bogŭl gatkennae.

4 Salgach'i pparŭn kwangŭmŭl
chwihae akki se
onmongwa mamŭl ba ch'igo
him ssŏsŏ ilhase.

1 This is my one, my life-long wish:
that I should serve the Lord,
that the day I depart this world,
I"ll see God face to face.

2 Though we face many fiery trials,
let us not be afraid;
for with the power of Jesus Christ,
we'll overcome them all.

3 More precious yet that gold is faith,
treasure that lasts for life;
all who believe this truth are blest,
finding abundant joy.

4 Time like an arrow swiftly files;
let's use our time for him.
With all our hearts and minds and strength,
let's labor for our Lord.

Singing the New Testament, 2008

Author: 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 >

Paraphraser: Marion Kim

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First Line: Nae pyŏngsaeng sowŏn ikotppun (This is my one, my life-long wish)
Title: Nae pyŏngsaeng sowŏn (This Is My One, My Lifelong Wish)
Author: Anonymous
Paraphraser: Marion Kim
Language: English


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