Archive for the ‘Carl Doving’ Tag

To God the Anthem Raising   3 comments

New Year's Eve

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

German Text (published in 1571) by Paul Eber (1511-1569)

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

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1.  To God the anthem raising,

Sing, Christians, great and small;

Sing out, His goodness praising,

Oh, thank Him, one and all!

Behold how God this year,

Which now is safely ended,

Hath in His love befriended,

His children far and near.

2.  Let us consider rightly

His mercies manifold,

And let us not think lightly

Of all His gifts untold.

Let thankfulness recall

How God this year hath led us,

How He hath clothed and fed us,

The great ones and the small.

3.  The Church and State He granted

His peace in every place,

His vineyard He hath planted

Among us by His grace.

His ever bounteous hand

Prosperity hath given

And want and famine driven

From this our native land.

4.  His Father heart is yearning

To take us for His own

When, our transgressions mourning,

We trust in Christ alone;

When in His name we pray

And humbly make confession,

He pardons our transgression

And is our faithful Stay.

5.  Our God hath well defended,

Hath kept us through His grace;

But if He had contended

With us our sins to trace

And given us our meed,

We all would then be lying

In sin and sorrow, dying,

Each one for his misdeed.

6.  O Father dear in heaven,

For all Thy gifts of love

Which Thou to us hast given

We lift our thanks above.

In Jesus’ name we here,

To Thee our prayers addressing,

Still ask Thee for Thy blessing:

Grant us a joyful year.

Jesus, Master! At Thy Word   1 comment

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Above:  Icon of Christ the Merciful

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America/The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Original Danish Text (1823) by Michael Frederik Liebenberg (1767-1828)

English Translation (1910) by Carl Doving (1867-1937)

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1.  Jesus, Master! at Thy word

I will work whate’er betide me,

And I know Thou wilt, O Lord,

By Thy word and Spirit guide me;

At Thy word my faith shall see

All things work for good to me.

2.  Though my toil may seem unblest,

And my lot appointed dreary,

When at eve I go to rest,

From my labor faint and weary;

At Thy word I will each morn

To my work with joy return.

3.  Though I be of joys bereft,

And by sorrows overtaken,

Yet I know a solace left:

I am not by Thee forsaken;

Jesus, Thou canst aid afford.

Fraught with comfort is Thy word.

4.  At Thy word in faith I press

Onward through this vale of sadness;

By Thy grace I shall possess

Victor-palms in heavenly gladness;

To my latest hour, O Lord,

I will trust Thee at Thy word.

Holy Jesus! Fountain Streaming   1 comment

Christ in Majesty Icon

Above:  Icon of Christ in Majesty

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1913/1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America/The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Original Texts (1676 and 1700) by Jodocus van Lodenstein (1620-1677) and Bartholomaus Crasselius (1667-1724), respectively

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

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1.  Holy Jesus! Fountain streaming

Of holiness and grace redeeming,

As clear as crystal, pure and free;

Cherubim in robes of whiteness

And seraphim in all their brightness

Are darkness when compared with Thee;

Be Thou my pattern bright,

My glory and delight,

Holy Savior!

O teach Thou me, that I may be

All pure and holy, like to Thee.

2.  Gentle Jesus! self-denying,

And with Thy Father’s will complying,

Yea, even unto death resigned;

Let me e’er, Thy way pursuing,

Be guided by Thy gentle mind;

Like Thee may I be mild

And gentle as a child,

Gentle Savior!

O teach Thou me, that I may be

Meek and obedient, like to Thee.

3.  Loving Jesus! Thou my treasure,

Whose love to man no thought can measure,

Conform me to Thine image bright;

Send Thy Spirit, grace bestowing,

That I, in every virtue growing,

May ripen for the realms of light;

O draw me after Thee,

Forever Thine to be,

Loving Savior!

Thou givest rest to souls distressed,

And all who learn of Thee are blest.

O Lord, Hear Thou My Calling   1 comment

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Above:  De Profundis

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America/The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Original Text (1557) by Clement Marot (1497-1544)

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

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1.  O Lord, hear Thou my calling,

Out of the deep I cry;

O make my prayer prevailing;

With aid to me draw nigh:

O mark my lamentation,

My restless sighing hear,

And to my supplication

Incline Thy gracious ear.

2.  If Thou shouldst mark abuses

And strict account demand,

O Lord, with what excuses

Could we before Thee stand?

But if with true contrition

Our sins we mourn and blame,

Thou savest from perdition

That we may fear Thy name.

3.  In God my hope abideth,

My trust is in the Lord,

My soul in Him confideth

And builds upon His word:

My soul for Him is yearning,

More longing for His grace

Than daylight’s sweet returning

The watchman longs to trace.

4.  Be God thy strong foundation,

Thou chosen Israel;

Thy God with whom salvation

And mercy ever dwell;

His river ever streameth,

With pardon full and free,

He Israel redeemeth

From all iniquity.

Abide Among Us, We Implore Thee   2 comments

St. Matthew's Snellville

Above:  St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville, Georgia, June 29, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America/The Evangelical Lutheran Church

Original Danish Words (1837) by Nikolai Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation (1909) by Carl Doving (1867-1937)

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1.  Abide among us, we implore Thee,

Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Spirit breathe!

And let the babes we bring before Thee

Now be baptized into Thy death.

2.  Lord, after Thee we Christians call them,

O let them in Thy name arise!

And keep them Thine whate’er befall them,

That they may reach Thy paradise.

3.  If Thou their earthly race shouldst lengthen,

Thy faithful servants let them prove;

If few their days, their weakness strengthen,

That they may share Thy dying love.

4.  O write Thy blessed name, dear Savior,

Upon their hearts, we Thee implore;

And on Thy palms engrave this favor,

That they are Thine for evermore.

I Come To Thee, O Blessed Lord   2 comments

St. Clare's, Blairsville

Above:  St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, February 16, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America

Original Norwegian Words (1861) by Magnus Brostrup Landstad (1802-1880)

English Translation (1910) by Carl Doving (1867-1937)

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1.  I come to Thee, O blessed Lord,

Invited by Thy gracious word

To this Thy feast, to sup with Thee,

Grant that a worthy guest I be.

2.  I come to Thee with sin and grief,

For Thou alone canst give relief,

Thy death for me, dear Lord, I plead:

O Jesus, help me in my need!

3.  Shouldst Thou a strict account demand,

Who could, O Lord, before Thee stand?

Purge all my secret sins away:

Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner’s stay!

4.  O Jesus, Lamb of God, alone,

Who didst for all our sins atone,

Though I have sinned and gone astray,

Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away!

5.  O Jesus, Lamb of God alone,

Who didst for our sins atone,

Be merciful, I Thee implore,

Have mercy, Lord, for evermore!

Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All   2 comments

St. Paul's Newnan 02

Above:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newnan, Georgia, January 26, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnary (1935), Norwegian Lutheran Church of America

Original Norwegian Text (1861) by Magnus Brostrup Landstad (1802-1880)

English Translation (1909) by Carl Doving (1867-1937)

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1.  Before Thee, God, who knowest all

With grief and shame I prostrate fall;

I see my sins against Thee, Lord,

The sins of thought, of deed, and word,

They press me sore, I cry to Thee:

O God, be merciful to me!

2.  O Lord, my God, to Thee I pray:

O cast me not in wrath away,

Let Thy good Spirit ne’er depart,

But let Him draw to Thee my heart,

That truly penitent I be:

O God, be merciful to me!

3.  O Jesus, let Thy precious blood

Be to my soul a cleansing flood;

Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away,

But grant that justified I may

Go to my house with peace from Thee:

O God, be merciful to me!