Archive for the ‘J. C. Aaberg’ Tag

Now Found Is the Fairest of Roses   2 comments

Roses

Above:  Roses, Between 1900 and 1905

Image Publisher = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-det-4a20684

Original Danish Words by Hans Adolf Brorson (1694-1764)

English Translation by Jens Christian Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = The Concordia Hymnal:  A Hymnal for Church, School and Home (1932), Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church

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1.  Now found is the fairest of roses,

‘Mongst briars it sweetly reposes;

My Jesus is so precious and holy

Abode among sinners so lowly.

2.  Since man his Creator deserted

And wholly His image perverted,

The world like a desert was lying,

And all in transgression were dying.

3.  But God, as His promise had granted,

A Rose in the desert has planted,

Which now is with sweetness endowing

The race that in evil was growing.

4.  All men should with gladness forever

Give praises to God for His favor,

But many have ne’er comprehended

The Rose to the world has descended.

5.  My Jesus, Thou ever remainest

My glory and crown, who sustainest

My heart in the fullness of pleasure;

Thy sweetness alone I will treasure.

6.  The world may of all thins bereave me,

Its thorns may annoy and aggrieve me,

The foe may affliction engender,

My rose I will never surrender.

Lord Jesus Christ, Receive Me Now   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 28, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703)

English Translation by the Reverend P. C. Paulsen (1881-1948)

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

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Lord Jesus Christ, receive me now,

As with a contrite heart I bow

Before Thine altar, blessed Lamb,

Who bore my sorrow, sin, and shame.

2.  I am today my Savior’s guest

Bethink, my soul, the honor blest,

That He, thy lord, will sup with thee,

And will Himself thy nurture be.

3.  To thee He offers with the bread

His body which for sin hast paid,

And with the wine, the precious blood,

He shed for thine eternal good.

4.  How this is done, I cannot tell,

He did not on its myst’ry dwell.

No mind the secret can perceive;

It is enough that I believe.

5.  Rejoice, then, O my soul, today,

That God’s anointed servant may

Extend to thee the gift most free,

Through which the Lord unites with thee.

6.  O Lord, I offer Thee my soul

To nourish, strengthen, and make whole.

Uphold me by Thy means of grace,

Until I see Thee face to face.

O Dearest Lord, Receive From Me   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, August 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703)

English Translation by the Reverend P. C. Paulsen (1881-1948)

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

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  O dearest Lord, receive from me

The heartfelt thanks I offer Thee,

Who thro’ Thy body and the Thy blood,

Hast wrought my soul’s eternal good.

2.  Break forth, my soul, in joy and praise,

What wealth is mine this day of days!

My Jesus dwells within my soul;

Let ev’ry tongue His grace extol.

I Come, Invited By Thy Word   2 comments

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Above:  St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Suwanee, Georgia, September 8, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703)

English Translation by the Reverend P. C. Paulsen (1881-1948)

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

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  I come, invited by Thy word,

To kneel before Thine altar, Lord.

Receive me, then, and bid me stay

With Thee, the Life, the Truth, the Way.

2.  Oh, grant my soul the heav’nly food,

Thy blessed body and Thy blood.

Enrich me thro’ this means of grace

And make my heart Thy dwelling place.

3.  Forgive my sins, supply my need,

Forget, forget each wrongful deed.

Do Thou in love with me abide

And let Thy Spirit be my Guide.

Softly Now the Day is Ending   2 comments

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Above:  St. Mary and Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church, Buford, Georgia

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634-1703)

English Translation by Jens Christian Aaberg (1877-1970)

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

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Softly now the day is ending,

Night o’er hill and vale descending;

I will kneel before Thee, Lord.

Unto Thee my thanks I render

That Thou didst, in mercy tender,

Life and peace to me accord.

2.  May Thy Church Thy peace inherit;

Guide our leaders by Thy Spirit;

Give our country strength and peace.

To the sinner, sad and dreary,

To each Christian, faint and weary,

Give Thou solace and surcease.

3.  Keep me, Jesus, while I slumber,

Free from perils without number;

Shield me, Master, in Thy might,

That, released from sin and sorrow,

I may sing this song tomorrow:

Jesus was my sun this night.

My Heart Remains In Wonder   3 comments

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Above:  All Angels Episcopal Church, Eatonton, Georgia, December 24, 2009

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Hans Adolph Brorson (1694-1764)

English Translation by Jens Christian Aaberg (1877-1970)

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

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  My heart remains in wonder

Before that lowly bed

Within the stable yonder

Where Christ, my Lord, was laid.

My faith finds there its treasure,

My heart its pure delight,

A joy beyond all measure,

The blessed Christmas night.

2.  But oh, my heart is riven

With grief and sore dismay

To see the Lord of heaven

Repose on straw and hay,

That He, whom angels offer

Their worship and acclaim,

From sinful man must suffer

Such scorn, neglect, and shame.

3.  Why should not castles royal

Before him open stand,

And kings as servants loyal

Obey His least command

Why came He not in splendor,

Arrayed in robes of light,

And called the world to render

Its homage to His might.

4.  The sparrow finds a gable

Where it may build its next,

The oxen know their stable

For shelter, food, and rest,

Must then my Lord and Savior

A homeless stranger go,

Denied the simplest favor

His lowly creatures know?

5.  O come, my Lord, I pray Thee!

And be my honor’d guest,

I will in love array Thee

A home within my breast.

That home can be no stranger

To Thee, who made me free,

Thou shalt find there a manger

Warmed by my love to Thee.

Lord Jesus Christ   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Suwanee, Georgia, September 8, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Original Danish Words by Hans Christensen Stehn (1540/1544-1610)

English Translation by the Reverend J. C. Aaberg (1877-1970)

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

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/assembled-in-this-thy-house-danish-american-lutherans-1870-1962/

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1.  Lord Jesus Christ,

My Savior blest,

My refuge and salvation,

I trust in Thee,

Abide in me,

Thy word shall be

My hope and consolation.

2.  I will confide,

Whate’er betide,

In Thy compassion tender.

When grief and stress

My heart oppress,

Thou wilt redress

And constant help me render.

3.  When I  must weep

In sorrow deep,

Thy loving care enfolds me.

I have no fear

When Thou art near,

My Savior dear;

Thy saving hand upholds me.

4.  Lord, I will be

Alway with Thee,

Wherever Thou wilt have me.

Do Thou control

My heart and soul

And make me whole,

Thy grace alone can save me.

5.  Yea, help us, Lord,

With one accord

To love and serve Thee solely,

That henceforth we

May dwell with Thee

In Jubilee

And see Thy presence holy.