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Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, of Old   2 comments

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Above:  Title Page of the Gustav Vasa Bible (1541)

Image in the Public Domain

Swedish Text by Olavus Petri (1493-1552)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

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

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Thy sacred Word, O Lord, of old

Was veiled about and darkened,

And in its stead were legends told,

To which the people harkened;

Thy Word, for which the faithful yearned,

The worldlings kept in hiding,

And into human fables turned

Thy truth, the all-abiding.

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Now thanks and praise be to our Lord,

Who boundless grace bestoweth,

And daily through the sacred Word

His precious gifts forthshoweth.

His word is come to light again,

A trusty lamp to guide us;

No strange and divers teachings then

Bewilder and divide us.

With God and His Mercy   1 comment

Good Shepherd

Above:  Good Shepherd

Image in the Public Domain

Text by Carl Olof Rosenius (1816-1868)

Translated by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

Hymn Source = The Concordia Hymnal:  A Hymnal for Church, School and Home (1932), U.S Norwegian Lutherans

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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 tempest and night,

A band presses on through the gloom toward light;

Though humble, and meek, and disowned by the world,

They follow the Savior,

They follow the Savior,

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 we 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 folds we shall be,

Our thanks and our praises,

Our thanks and our praises,

Our thanks and our praises we’ll render to Thee.

Ernst W. Olson   1 comment

Hymnal and Order of Service 1925

Above:  Part of the Title Page of The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925)

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Ernst. W. Olson (1870-1958) translated hymns.

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Thy Sacred Word, O Lord, of Old:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/thy-sacred-word-o-lord-of-old/

Thine Agony, O Lord, is O’er:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/thine-agony-o-lord-is-oer/

Strike Up, O Harp and Psaltery:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/strike-up-o-harp-and-psaltery/

Heavenly Light, Benignly Beaming:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/heavenly-light-benignly-beaming/

Great Joy and Consolation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/great-joy-and-consolation/

From Peaceful Slumber Waking:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/from-peaceful-slumber-waking/

Now Hail We Our Redeemer:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/now-hail-we-our-redeemer/

With God and His Mercy:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/with-god-and-his-mercy/

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Thine Agony, O Lord, is O’er   4 comments

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Above:  The Edicule, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Palestine, Between 1898 and 1946

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/item/mpc2004005703/pp/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-05381

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

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

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1. Thine agony, O Lord, is o’er,

And victory for evermore

Is ours through Thy great passion.

Earth had for Thee no peace in store

Till peace was our possession.

2. Now rest Thee, gentle Shepherd blest,

Who ‘mid this throng has found no rest,

Nor in a home abided.

The shelter life from Thee withheld

The grave alone provided.

3. O silent grave! O blest retreat,

A refuge for my Saviour meet,

No longer dark and narrow!

Like Him, I enter thee content,

Released from toil and sorrow.

4. O sleep of death, O night profound,

My Lord hath set for thee a bound:

His promise I remember.

Like Him, triumphant I shall come

From out that peaceful chamber.

Strike Up, O Harp and Psaltery!   2 comments

Harp

Above:  Harps

Image in the Public Domain

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

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

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1. Strike up, O harp and psaltery!

O Word of might, two-edged sword,

Arise and smite the nations,

That they may know and fear the Lord!

O gospel voice from heaven,

Awake the hearts of men,

That unto them be given

To turn to God again.

All ye who dwell in Zion,

Hark to your Shepherd Lord,

Who leads you to green pastures,

And feeds you with His living Word!

2. Adorn thyself to meet Him,

O Shulamite, O bride of Christ!

Go gladly forth to greet Him

When of His coming now apprised!

He for thy sin was given,

And thou art sanctified.

Behold, the Son of Heaven

Hath claimed thee for His bride!

Give Him thy heart forever,

Whose love shall never cease;

Let no affliction sever

The bonds of unity and peace!

3. O Lord, Thy Zion, thronging

Thy holy temple, o’er shall raise,

With hearts and tongues in rapture,

To Thee their solemn prayer and praise!

O let Thy Word in clearness

A daystar o’er us shine,

That we may feel Thy nearness,

And bring forth fruit divine.

Like sands from out the ocean,

So let Thy people be,

To voice our hearts’ devotion,

And praise Thee through eternity.

Heavenly Light, Benignly Beaming   2 comments

Heavenly Light, Beningnly Beaming

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

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

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1. Heavenly Light, benignly beaming,

Breaketh o’er the hopeless earth.

From the Sun eternal streaming

Spring the rays of promise forth.

Light supernal, O how glorious

To our eyes is Thy advance,

Giving us to see God’s plans!

2. All unknown to worldly sages,

Who were to His glory blind,

Jesus came, O light of ages,

Day of grace to all mankind!

Truth He brought to every seeker,

Grace to every troubled breast,

Man with peace and mercy blest.

3. In a world where lusts contended,

Crimes were bred and bitterness,

Christ appeared; with Him descended

Love divine and holiness.

Hearts were filled with His pure spirit,

Love bade warring passions cease;

Earth was blest with joy and peace.

4. Blessed they who ever ready

Hear the heavenly Teacher’s Word,

They who walk with purpose steady

In the footsteps of the Lord;

Guided by His Holy Spirit,

Led by faith, and not by sight,

They shall gain the realms of light.

5. Lo, their faith and love shall conquer

Vanity and unbelief,

Shedding o’er a world of rancor

Kindly light, to solace grief.

In life’s turmoil, in death’s shadow

Anchor they their hope secure

On the Rock that shall endure.

6. Radiance of the Father’s glory,

Send Thy beams in splendor forth.

Break upon the area hoary,

Dawn of faith and peace on earth!

Let this world be as the pathway

To that heaven where shall be

Gathered they who walked with Thee.

Great Joy and Consolation   2 comments

Great Joy and Consolation

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958) and James Moody

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

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1. Great joy and consolation

I find, O Christ, in Thee,

For Thou art my Salvation,

Thy passion sets me free;

Upon the cross Thy precious blood

Was sacrificed for sinners

To give me peace with God.

2. Beneath Thy cross I tarry,

O teach me in Thy death

Humbly my own to carry

Along the hallowed path

That Thou for all mankind hast trod

To purchase our salvation

And give me peace with God.

3. I see Thee serve and labor

In love to save mankind;

So may I help my neighbor

Whom needy I may find;

And though ungrateful he may prove,

O let me not grow weary

In Christlike deeds of love.

4. And when my days are ended,

And all my struggles cease,

Thine arms I see extended

To give eternal peace.

Whoever here confess Thee

Shalt Thou confess in glory

Where we shall dwell with Thee.

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This is post #1200 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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From Peaceful Slumber Waking   2 comments

From Peaceful Slumber Waking

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

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

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 1. From peaceful slumber waking,

We sing, O Lord, Thy praise,

When o’er the world is breaking

Another day of grace–

A day that soon shall perish,

As yesterdays are past–

O, teach us, then, to cherish

Each moment as our last.

2. Father of light and beauty,

The light divine us send

To see and do our duty,

Lest when this day shall end

Our conscience doth accuse us

Of sin and trespass done,

And shame our face suffuses

At blush of setting sun.

3. Give God thy heart, thy labor,

Walk in thy Saviour;s grace,

And be unto thy neighbor

A present help always:

The Name of Christ we hallow

Not by our faith alone;

If we His path would follow,

His will through us be done.

4. Blest be each faithful servant,

Whene’er the Lord shall come;

The dutiful and fervent

He taketh to His home,

To share with Him in glory

What eye hath not beheld,

Nor tongue hath told in story,

Nor mortal heart hath held.

Now Hail We Our Redeemer   3 comments

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Above:  The Hymn Title

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Concordia Hymnal (1932), U.S. Lutheran

Original Words by Aurelius Ambrose (340-397), according to tradition

Original Words by Elisabet Cruciger (Circa 1500-1535), according to the companion volume (1985) to The Covenant Hymnal (1973), The Evangelical Covenant Church of America

Swedish Translation by Olavus Petri (1493-1552)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)

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1.  Now hail we our Redeemer,

Eternal Son of God,

Born in the flesh to save us,

And cleanse us in His blood.

The Morning Star ascendeth,

Light to the world He lendeth,

Our Guide in grief and gloom.

2.  A man, of God begotten,

Brought in the age of grace;

Lo, all the earth is radiant

With light, and hope, and peace.

Our prison He demolished,

Death’s power He abolished,

And opened heaven’s gate.

3.  O Jesus, grant us mercy,

And grace on us bestow,

To walk by Thine own guidance,

Thy saving truth to know.

For Thee our hearts are yearning,

From worldly pleasures turning

Unto Thy righteousness.

4.  Into Thy hand the Father

Gave all, that we might be

In bonds of faith united;

And dedicate to Thee

A people through Thy merit

Entitled to inherit

Thy realm eternally.