Vi Love Dig, O Store Gud

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1 Vi lova dig, o store Gud!
Med makt och ära går ditt bud,
Ditt helga ord, Kring himlar och kring jord.
Helig, helig, helig är Herren Gud.

2 Din kyrka glädes i ditt skygd,
Hon på ett hälleberg är bygd;
Till domens stund Hon vilar på sin grund.
Helig, helig, helig är Herren Gud.

3 Allt folk skall samlas i dess famn
Och böja knä i Jesu namn
Och lova Gud Med kristna tungors ljud.
Helig, helig, helig är Herren Gud.

4 Allt folk omkring din tron en gång
Skall sjunga segerns höga sång,
Där kerubim Besvara serafim:
Helig, helig, helig är Herren Gud.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15515

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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First Line: Vi love dig, o store Gud!
Title: Vi Love Dig, O Store Gud
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain


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