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O Lord, Devoutly Love I Thee   2 comments

Augustus Nelson

Above:  Augustus Nelson

Image Source = The Escanaba Daily Press, Escanaba, Michigan, June 27, 1924, Page 4

Accessed via newspapers.com

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

Original Text (1571) by Martin Mikael Schalling (1532-1608)

Swedish Text (1818) by Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Augustus Nelson (1863-1949)

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O Lord, devoutly love I Thee;

Come, Jesus, and abide with me,

And grant me e’er Thy favor.

In this wide world of anxious care

Vain glory find I everywhere,

But peace with Thee, my Saviour.

E’en though, in woeful agony,

My soul and body pine away,

Thou art my Comfort, ever blest,

I safely on Thy bosom rest.

Lord Jesus Christ, my Saviour dear,

Thy saving hand is ever near.

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Almighty God, for what I own,

Receive, and am, to Thee alone

I ought my thanks to render.

Teach me to use Thy gifts, I pray,

To aid the poor, and never stay,

O Lord, Thy mercies tender.

Make known to me, O God, Thy will,

And purge my soul of every ill;

Yea, make my patient and content,

Nor let my soul to earth be bent.

Lord Jesus Christ, for Thy death’s sake

The bonds of my affliction break.

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Send, Lord, Thine angels forth at last

To bear my soul, when life is past,

Where heavenly joy aboundeth;

And let my weary body rest

In peace, where’er Thou seest best,

Until Thy voice resoundeth.

Then lo! in holy raiment clad,

I shall behold my Lord and God;

His grace and glory then shall be

My joy in all eternity,

Lord Jesus Christ, my prayer fulfill;

In life, in death, Thine am I still.

Augustus Nelson   1 comment

Augustana Synod Logo

Above:  Logo of the Augustana Synod

Image in the Public Domain

Augustus Nelson (1863-1949) was a Swedish-born minister in the former Augustana Synod (1860-1962).

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Jesus, Lord and Precious Saviour:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/jesus-lord-and-precious-saviour/

Our Father, Merciful and Good:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/our-father-merciful-and-good/

Prepare the Way, O Zion:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/prepare-the-way-o-zion/

O Lord, Devoutly Love I Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/o-lord-devoutly-love-i-thee/

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Jesus, Lord and Precious Saviour   2 comments

Christ Pantocrator Icon

Above:  Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Swedish Text by Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation (1891) by Augustus Nelson (1863-1949)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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Jesus, Lord and precious Saviour,

All my comfort and my joy!

Graciously extend Thy favor,

Let Thy Word My soul employ.

Jesus, come, abide with me,

Let me ever be with Thee.

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All I do, O let me ever,

Jesus, in Thy Name, begin;

Give success to my endeavor,

Final victory therein.

Jesus, come, abide with me,

Let me ever be with Thee.

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Let my words and thoughts, O Saviour,

To Thy praise and glory tend;

Help me, Lord, that I may gather

Treasures that shall never end.

Jesus, come, abide with me,

Let me ever be with Thee.

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When my days on earth are over,

Let me enter into rest.

Bear me home, O blessed Saviour,

When to Thee it seemeth best.

Jesus, come, abide with me,

Let me ever be with Thee.

Our Father, Merciful and Good   3 comments

Icon of the Holy Trinity Andrei Rublev

Above:  Icon of the Holy Trinity, by Andrei Rublev

Image in the Public Domain

Swedish Text (1530) by Olavus Petri (1493-1552)

English Translation (Before 1925) by Augustus Nelson (1863-1949)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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Our Father, merciful and good,

Who dost to Thee invite us,

O cleanse us in our Saviour’s blood,

And to Thyself unite us!

Send unto us Thy holy Word,

And let it guide us ever;

Then in this world of darkness, Lord,

Shall naught from Thee us sever:

Grant us, O Lord, this favor!

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We cry to Thee with one accord,

‘Tis all that can avail us;

We cannot hear nor keep Thy Word,

If grace divine doth fail us.

Behold our lot, we humbly pray,

For our dear Saviour’s merit,

How Satan soweth tares alway,

And send, O Lord, Thy Spirit,

That we may life inherit.

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O God and man, Christ Jesus blest!

Our sorrows Thou didst carry,

Our wants and cares Thou knowest best,

For Thou with us didst tarry.

O Jesus Christ, our Brother dear,

To us and every nation

Thy Spirit send, let Him draw near

With truth and consolation,

That we may see salvation.

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Come, Holy Ghost, Thy grace impart,

Tear Satan’s snares asunder.

The Word of God keep in our heart,

That we its truth may ponder.

Then, sanctified, for evermore

In Christ alone confiding,

We’ll sing His praise and Him adore,

His precious Word us guiding

To heavenly joys abiding!

Prepare the Way, O Zion!   5 comments

A Road in the Negev Desert

Image in the Public Domain

Original words by Frans Mikael Franzen (1772-1847), a Finnish-Swedish Lutheran pastor and bishop

Translated by the Reverend Augustus Nelson (1863-1949)

Hymn Source = Service Book and Hymnal (1958), of the predecessor bodies of the American Lutheran Church (1960-1987) and the Lutheran Church in America (1962-1987)

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1.  Prepare the way, O Zion!

Ye awful deeps, rise high;

Sink low, ye lofty mountains,

The Lord is drawing nigh;

The righteous King of glory,

Foretold in ancient story.

O Blest is he that came

In God the Father’s Name!

2.  O Zion, he approaches,

Your Lord and King for aye;

Strew palms where he advances,

Spread garments in his way;

God’s promise faileth never,

Hosannah sound forever.

O blest is he that came

In God the Father’s Name!

3.  Fling wide your portals, Zion,

And hail your glorious King;

His tidings of salvation

To every people bring,

Who, waiting still in sadness,

Would sing his praise with gladness.

O Blest is he came

In God the Father’s Name!

4.  The throne which he ascended

Is fixed in heaven above;

His everlasting kingdom

Is light and joy and love;

Let us his praise be sounding

For grace and peace abounding.

O blest is he that came

In God the Father’s Name!

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