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Udi din Haand, o Fader blid

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1 Udi din Haand, o Fader blid
Jeg lægger nu til evig Tid
Min arme Sjæl, og hvad jeg har,
Tag du det alt i dit Forvar!

2 Min Sjæl og Liv dit Eie er,
Det veed du selv, o Herre kjær,
Hvad dit er, hegner du omkring,
Thi frygter jeg for ingen Ting.

3 I dig er jeg af Hjertet glad,
Du er min Trøst dit Ord min Mad,
Til Hjælp i al min Usseldom
Du kommer, som du altid kom.

4 Det er min Tro, o Fader blid,
Hjælp, at jeg bli'r derved al Tid,
Ifra dit Barn du aldrig vig,
At jeg maa arve Himmerig!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #88

Adapter: 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 (Swedish): Jesper Swedberg

Biship of Skara, Sweden. He was entrusted in creating the first book ever of Swedish hymns, known today as "Swedberg's Book of Hymns, printed in 1694. It was soon declared heretical by some, because it focused too much on good works and not enough on faith. The whole edition was revoked, however, not before some copies made their way to Swedish colonies overseas. A new edition was published containing about 500 hymns, 30 of which bore Swedberg's name as author or translator. Several of these are still in the modern Swedish Book of Hymns. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Udi din Haand, o Fader blid
Adapter: M. B. Landstad
Translator (Swedish): Jesper Swedberg
Source: Swedish
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kirkesalmebog #d630

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Kirkesalmebog #88


M. B. Landstads Kirkesalmebog og "Nokre Salmar" ved Professor Dr. E. Blix, samt følgende tillæg #88

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Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #88

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