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With God and His Mercy

With God and his mercy, His Spirit and Word

Translator: Ernst W. Olson; Author: C. O. Rosenius
Tune: ACK, SALIGA STUNDER
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With God and His mercy, His Spirit, and Word,
And loving communion at altar and board,
We meet with assurance the dawn of each day:
The Shepherd is with us,
The Shepherd is with us,
To lead and protect us, and teach us the way.

2 In perilous times, amid tempests and night,
A band presses on through the gloom toward light;
Though humble, and meek, and disowned by the world,
They follow the Saviour,
They follow the Saviour,
And march on to glory, with banners unfurled.

3 While groveling worldlings with dross are content,
And ever on sin and transgression are bent,
I follow, victorious hosts, at your word,
And march on to glory,
And march on to glory,
We march on to glory, our captain the Lord.

4 The sign of the cross I triumphantly bear,
Though none of my kindred that emblem may wear;
I joyfully follow the champions of right,
Who march on to glory,
Who march on to glory,
Who march on to glory, with weapons of might.

5 O Shepherd, abide with us, care for us still,
And feed us and lead us and teach us Thy will;
And when in Thy heavenly fold we shall be,
Our thanks and our praises,
Our thanks and our praises,
Our thanks and our praises we'll render to Thee.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #272

Translator: Ernst W. Olson

Ernst Olson was born on March 16, 1870 in Skåne, Sweden. His family emigrated to America in 1875 where he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He worked for Swedish newspapers, and for a publisher in Chicago, and later became editor of the Augustana Book Concern (1911-49). He wrote four original hymns, and translated almost 30 more. In 1948, the King of Sweden made Olson a knight of the Royal Order of Vasa. He died on October 6, 1958 in Chicago. NN, from Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Author: C. O. Rosenius

Rosenius, Carl Olof. (Nysätra, Sweden, February 3, 1816--February 24, 1868). Lutheran. Son of a state church preacher with pietist convictions. University of Uppsala, 1838-1839. Tutor at Lenna. Lay preacher and evangelist. Editor of Pietisten, 1842-1868, a monthly which played a major role in the revival and free church movement. In order to stem the tide of separation and keep the revival within the state church, Rosenius and his friends organized "Evangeliska Fosterlandsstiftelsen" (Evangelical National Foundation) in 1856. In his activities as a lay preacher Rosenius was often accompanied by the singer-hymnist, Oscar Ahnfelt, and his lyrics were published in the latter's Andeliga Sånger (Spiritual Songs). Author of "Var jag går" (Wher… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With God and his mercy, His Spirit and Word
Title: With God and His Mercy
Swedish Title: Med Gud och hans vänskap, hans Anda och ord
Translator: Ernst W. Olson
Author: C. O. Rosenius
Meter: 11.11.11.6.6.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Ambassador Hymnal #240

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