With holy joy my heart doth beat

With holy joy my heart doth beat

Author: S. J. Hedborn
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1 With holy joy my heart doth beat,
I go my blessed Lord to meet;
Thy mercy and Thy grace afford,
That I may taste Thy goodness, Lord.

2 O Lord, forgive my sin, I pray,
Turn not from my distress away;
Thou bearest all our sin and woe,
On me Thy saving grace bestow.

3 Though I have done this evil, Lord,
And sinned against Thy holy Word,
Yet do I now draw near to Thee,
Extend Thy mercy, Lord, to me.

4 O let me all my sorrows see
Turned into joy and peace by Thee;
When at Thy table, Lord, I kneel,
Let me Thy loving presence feel.

5 A heavenly food I there receive,
Which doth my hungry soul relieve;
What care I now for want or need?
Thy precious love is wealth indeed.

6 O come, dear Saviour, then to me,
Deign to prepare a place for Thee
Within my heart and there remain,
And faith, and hope, and love maintain.

7 Thine let me be, whate'er befall,
Thou art my Life, my Joy, mine All;
Thou Light and Comfort of my heart,
In life, in death, my Hope Thou art.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #243

Author: S. J. Hedborn

Samuel Johan Hedborn, born 14 October 1783 in Kolstad, Heda parish in Östergötland, died 26 December 1849 in Assjö rectory in Askeryds parish, Jönköping in Småland, was a Swedish writer, wise and hymn writer. Hedborn was born in a soldier in the village Kolstad out on Östgötaslätten and had all his youth and first study in Linköping and then at Uppsala University 1806 - in 1809 a struggle against poverty, was ordained last year. After his ordination, he was first a curate in Östergötland same year, teachers in Stockholm in 1812 and extraordinary court preacher in 1815. In Uppsala and Stockholm , he became good friends with many Swedish romantic, including Atterbom, which also had its roots in Östergötland and northern Smål… Go to person page >

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Author: S. J. Hedborn


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