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George Henry Trabert   1 comment

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Above:  George Henry Trabert

Image Source = http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/t/r/a/trabert_gh.htm

George Henry Trabert (1843-1931) was a minister in the former Augustana Synod (1860-1962), General Council (1867-1918), and United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962) in the United States.  He translated at least 40 Swedish hymns into English.

The General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America (1867-1918) was a federation of synods, including the Augustana Synod, which defected shortly prior to the reunion with the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America (1867-1918).  For a long time the Augustana Synod retained its Swedish heritage and language, sometimes at the cost of conflict with other synods of the General Council, especially the Synod of the Northwest, which worked among English speakers in territory overlapping that of the Augustana Synod.  Eventually the Augustana Synod made the transition to English successfully.

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As Author

With Deep Humility, O Lord:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/with-deep-humility-o-lord/

Here We Often are Perplexed:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/here-we-often-are-perplexed/

As Translator

In Hope My Soul, Redeemed to Bliss Unending:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/in-hope-my-soul-redeemed-to-bliss-unending/

Blest Easter Day, What Joy is Thine/O Paschal Feast, What Joy is Thine:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/blest-easter-day-what-joy-is-thineo-paschal-feast-what-joy-is-thine/

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With Deep Humility, O Lord   1 comment

Grace Cathedral, SF

Above:  The High Altar, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, California

Image Source = Marlith

Text (1922) by George Henry Trabert (1843-1931)

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

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With deep humility, O Lord,

We come before Thy face;

We are unworthy, but Thy Word

Assures us to Thy grace.

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This Sacrament Thou hast prepared,

In which Thy love shines forth,

It shows how richly Thou hast cared

For Thy redeemed on earth.

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Here we receive, through bread and wine,

Thy body and Thy blood,

We are refreshed by grace divine

With this most precious food.

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This is a wondrous mystery,

But we believe Thy Word;

All who confess their sins will see

How Thou dost life afford.

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This is post #1700 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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In Hope My Soul, Redeemed to Bliss Unending   1 comment

Calvary Cemetery, Queens

Above:  Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York, New York, 2006

Image in the Public Domain

Danish Text (1645) by Elle Andersdotter (1600-1650?)

English Translation (Before 1899) by George Henry Trabert (1743-1931)

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

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In hope my soul, redeemed to bliss unending,

To heaven’s glorious height by faith ascending,

Is mindful ever

That Christ did sever

The bonds of death, that I might live forever.

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In Him I have salvation’s way discovered,

The heritage for me He hath recovered.

Though death o’ertakes me,

Christ ne’er forsakes me,

To everlasting life He surely wakes me.

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More radiant there than sun e’er shone in brightness,

My soul shall shine before God’s throne in whiteness,

My God, who knows me,

In glory clothes me,

As He declared when for His own He chose me.

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O may I come when strife and grief are ended,

Where all thy saints shall meet, with peace attended!

Lord, grant Thy favor

And mercy ever,

And turn my sorrow into joy forever.

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Lord Jesus Christ, keep me prepared and waking,

Till from the vale of tears Thy bride Thou’rt taking

To dwell in heaven,

Where joy is given,

And clouds of darkness are forever riven.

Here We Often Are Perplexed   1 comment

Europe after WWI

Above:  Europe After World War I

Image Source = Ralph S. Tarr and Frank M. McMurry, World Geographies–Second Book (1920)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Text (1922) by George Henry Trabert (1843-1931)

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

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Here we often are perplexed,

And still our spirit oft is vexed;

Sorrows still afflict the soul;

Who but Christ can make us whole?

Jesus does His promise give,

Ask in faith, ye shall receive.

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Jesus, we believe Thy Word;

We Thy saving Truth have heard,

Thou dost save us when in distress

Those relying on Thy grace.

We Thy holy Name adore,

And Thy saving grace implore.

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Great the promise Thou hast given,

For it lifts the soul to heaven;

Whatsoever we can claim–

If we ask it in Thy Name–

From the Father we receive,

If we in Thy Word believe.

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We must tribulation face,

But if we Thy Truth embrace,

Though the world is full of sin,

Thy salvation we shall win.

Thou who didst the world o’ercome

Givest victory to Thine own.

Blest Easter Day, What Joy is Thine/O Paschal Feast, What Joy is Thine   3 comments

Icon of the Resurrection

Above:  Icon of the Resurrection

Image in the Public Domain

Swedish Text (1536) by Olavus Petri (1493-1552)

English Translation (Before 1899) by George Henry Trabert (1843-1931)

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

Some hymnals contain a shortened and altered version of the hymn, listing it as “O Paschal Feast, What Joy is Thine.”

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Blest Easter Day, what joy is thine!

We praise, dear Lord, Thy Name divine,

For Thou hast triumphed o’er the tomb;

No more we need to dread its gloom.

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The tree where Thou was offered up

Now bears the fruit of life and hope:

Thy precious blood for us is shed,

Now we may feed on heavenly bread.

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We thank Thee, Jesus, that Thy hand

Has freed us from sin’s galling band;

No more its thralldom we need fear;

The year of liberty is here.

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O Jesus Christ, God’s Son elect,

Our Paschal Lamb without defect,

To us Thou givest strength indeed,

In all our conflicts, all our need.

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O grant, that as Thou didst arise,

We, too, with joy, may heavenward rise,

First from our sin, to love Thy way,

Then from the grave on that great Day.

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All praise to Thee who from death’s might,

From carnal lust and sin’s dark plight

Redeemest me, that even I

May reach eternal life on high.