Velkommen hid I Jesu søde Navn

Velkommen hid I Jesu søde Navn

Author: Thomas Kingo
Published in 4 hymnals

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Velkommen hid
I Jesu søde Navn
Du Nyaarstid,
Oprind os dog og blid
Til vor Sjæls og Legems Gavn!
Lad Fredens Sol
I det Aar,
Nu opgaar,
Omskinne Jordens Bold
Med Fred saa mangefold!
Giv, i Herrens Frygt vi maa
Jordens rige Frugter faa,
Op af Synden daglig staa!

Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika #172

Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Velkommen hid I Jesu søde Navn
Author: Thomas Kingo
Language: Norwegian
Copyright: Public Domain

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