Thy Blessing Fills Our Earthly Need

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1 Thy blessing fills our earthly need,
Thy blessing is Thy people's meed,
The blessing fro Thy hands, O Lord,
Is wine upon Thy festal board.

2 The blessing which God's prose bore,
Was given Abraham of yore,
But not until the Savior's birth,
Its fulness was revealed on earth.

3 The blessing now, like dew and rain,
Doth fall on ev'ry land and main,
And to the church of Christ is sent
Through our baptismal covenant.

4 The blessing to His church on earth
Gives at the font to man new birth
And through the bread and cup imparts
The life of Jesus tot our hearts.

5 For blessings manifold give praise,
To heaven thankful voices raise!
God's blessing then for evermore
Shall on His church like showers pour.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #36

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Thy blessing fills our earthly need
Title: Thy Blessing Fills Our Earthly Need
Danish Title: Velsignelse, al Jordens Tarv
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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