Deep and precious,
Strong and gracious
Is the word of God above,
To the Savior’s arm of love.
Unto all the word is given:
Jesus is the way to heaven.
Hast Thou shown our fallen race!
Times may alter,
Worlds may falter,
Nothing moves Thy word of grace.
With Thy word Thy grace abideth,
And for all our needs provideth.
By Thy merit,
Through the Spirit
Draw all sinners, Lord, to Thee.
Sin and error,
Death and terror
By Thy word shall vanquished be.
Guide us all through life’s straight portal,
Bear us into life immortal.
Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987
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Author: Theodor V. Oldenburg
Theodor Wilhelm Oldenburg was born on September 27, 1805 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He died on May 26, 1842 in Slagelse, Denmark.
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Johann Crüger (PHH 42) composed HERR, ICH HABE MISGEHANDELT for a hymn text of the same name by Johann Franck and then published the two together in his Geistliche Kirchen-Melodien (1649), a collection of psalms and hymns set for four voices, two instruments, and continuo. The tune has appeared in…