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Some Day, I Know   3 comments

Cathedral Ruins

Above:  Cathedral Ruins

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home (1938), Danish Evangelical Lutheran Synods in America

Original Text by Wilhelm Andreas Wexels (1797-1866)

English Translation by Soren Damsgaard Rodholm (1877-1951)

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1.  Some day, I know, the mist that is veiling

Shall roll away and darkness disappear

Before the day with radiance never failing,

On which my path shall lie before me clear.

2.  Some day, I know, all mysteries perplexing,

Which here I never quite could understand,

With all my problems yet unsolved and vexing,

Shall be revealed, and I shall see God’s hand.

3.  Some day, I know, all sorrow shall have vanished,

All wounds be healed and ev’ry want supplied.

All tears shall cease, all sighs for aye be banished;

In love’s embrace all unrest shall subside.

4.  Some day, I know, I shall appear before Him

Whom here I hold in love’s and faith’s embrace.

Shall humbly kneel and gratefully adore Him,

And with mine eyes behold Him face to face.

5.  Some day, I know, for sin no longer slaving,

Each tho’t and word and deed unstained and pure,

I shall not even fear a sinful craving

My purity and bliss might e’er obscure.

6.  Some day, I know, in yonder realms of glory,

I, with the friend I found while on the way,

Shall speak of that new life and tell the story

Of this old life, dimmed like a dream by day.

7. My Savior, give my heart this sweet conviction

Each time the way seems long and full of pain,

That it may lighten ev’ry deep affliction

And cause a smile to shine through tears again.

S. D. Rodholm   Leave a comment

Old Main Hall

Above:  Old Main Hall, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa, Pre-1910

Image in the Public Domain

Soren Damsgaard Rodholm (February 25, 1877-May 11, 1951) was a U.S. Danish Lutheran minister.  He served as a professor then as the Dean of the seminary of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church (extant 1874-1962).  He also served as the President of Grand View College (now University), Des Moines, Iowa.  From 1922 to 1926 we was the President of his denomination.  He also wrote and translated hymns.

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Come, Holy Spirit, Truth Divine:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/come-holy-spirit-truth-divine/

Blossom As a Rose Shall Here:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/blossom-as-a-rose-shall-here/

Some Day, I Know:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/some-day-i-know/

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Blossom As a Rose Shall Here   2 comments

St. Bartholomew's, Atlanta, December 16, 2012

Above:  St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, December 16, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), American Evangelical Lutheran Church and United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage

Original Danish words by Nikolai Grundtvig (1783-1872)

English Translation by S. D. Rodholm (1877-1951)

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1.  Blossom as a rose shall here

All the desert places,

Blossom when the golden year

Shines on sadden’d faces.

Glory crowns proud Lebanon,

Carmel’s height has splendor won,

Flowers bloom in Sharon.

2.  Sight is given to the blind

And their eyes shall glisten;

Ev’ry mute his voice shall find,

All the deaf shall listen;

Like the hart the lame shall leap,

Zion never more shall weep,

Peace reign forever.

3.  Thus Isaiah prophesied

In the days of sadness.

Ages passed, then far and wide

Spread the news of gladness:

Christ is here, with us He stands,

Changing with His loving hand

Desert wastes to Eden.

4.  Hail our King at God’s right hand,

Jesus and His Spirit

Lead us to the promised land

We by faith inherit.

And though death by drawing near,

Words of life the deaf shall hear;

Mutes shall sing His praises.

Come Holy Spirit, Truth Divine   3 comments

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Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

English Translation by S. D. Rodholm

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.  Come, Holy Spirit, Truth divine,

And witness bear that Christ is mine,

And that I trust no other name

To save my soul from sin and shame.

2.  Come, Holy Spirit, Light divine,

And let Thy light within me shine,

That from the way of God I may

Not even for a moment stray.

3.  Come, Holy Spirit, from above,

Imbue us with the Father’s love,

And lend to us Thy voice of grace

To comfort every tribe and race.