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Anders Christensen Arrebo

Above:  Anders Christensen Arrebo 

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Anders Christensen Arrebo (1587-1637), a Danish Lutheran pastor and bishop, was the Father of Danish Poetry.


O Sing With Exultation:

The Lord My Faithful Shepherd Is:


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Above:  Sheep and Shepherds, Palestine, Between 1934 and 1939

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-22229

Original Danish Words by Anders Christensen Arrebo (1587-1637)

English Translation by Carl Doving (1867-1937)

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary (1996), Evangelical Lutheran Synod


1.  The Lord my faithful Shepherd is,

And me he safely guideth;

I shall not want, for I am His

Who all things good provideth.

I follow Him, I hear His voice,

In Him my Lord I do rejoice

Blest am I in His keeping!

2.  A tender shepherd leads his sheep

Where pastures green are growing,

And there His flock doth guard and keep

Beside the waters flowing.

Thus Christ, my Shepherd, leadeth me,

My soul and body feedeth He

And for their wants provideth.

3.  And if I ever go astray,

My wayward soul He turneth,

To save the lost, to guide the way,

For this He ever yearneth;

He leadeth me, my soul to bless

In His own path of righteousness

For His name’s sake and glory.

4.  Why should I ever fear, O Lord,

Whilst Thee I have beside me?

Thou by Thy Spirit and Thy Word

Dost comfort and dost guide me.

In death’s dark vale I’ll fear no ill,

For Thou, O Lord, art with me still,

Thy rod and staff shall stay me.

5.  Thou art my host; for me, Thy guest,

A table Thou providest.

Thou foes be near, I am at rest,

Thou still with me abidest.

With oil anointest Thou my head,

Oh me Thy blessing rich is shed,

My cup with bliss o’erfloweth.

6.  Thy goodness and Thy mercy, Lord,

Shall follow me, attending

The days Thou dost to me afford

Until they reach their ending.

Thereafter shall I in Thy love

Dwell in Thy house in heav’n above

Forever and forever.

O Sing With Exultation   3 comments


Above:  Interior of the Church of the Ascension, Washington, D.C., Between 1910 and 1935

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-npcc-31156

Original Words (1623) by Anders Christensen Arrebo (1587-1637)

English Translation (1907) by Carl Doving (1867-1937)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


1.  O sing with exultation,

Sing to the Lord, rejoice!

And in His congregation

Shout with triumphant voice!

For, lo, at God’s right hand

Is Christ in glory seated,

With death and hell defeated,

As victor He doth stand.

2.  Since Christ, our Lord, is living

We nevermore shall die;

To God the glory giving

We rise to Him on high;

Though chastened we may be,

And to our graves be taken,

We unto life shall waken

And live eternally.

3.  Christ is the sure foundation

The builders did reject,

But He for our salvation

Is precious and elect,

And made the cornerstone,

On which the church is founded,

This marvel now is sounded

The work of God alone.

4.  To Thee, O Christ, be glory,

Who camest in His name,

Thy people sing the story

Thy praises to proclaim;

We thank Thee and adore,

O Christ, Our Lord and Savior,

Thy grace and boundless favor

Stand fast forevermore.