Peace to Soothe Our Bitter Woes

Peace to soothe our bitter woes

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig; Translator: George Taylor Rygh
Tune: FRED TIL BOD (Hartmann)
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1 Peace, to soothe our bitter woes,
God in Christ on us bestows;
Jesus bought our peace with God
with his holy, precious blood;
peace in him for sinners found,
is the gospel's joyful sound.

2 Peace within the church still dwells
in our welcomes and farewells;
and through God's baptismal pow'r
peace surrounds our dying hour.
Peace be with you, full and free,
now and through eternity.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #381

Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig

Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >

Translator: George Taylor Rygh

(no biographical information available about George Taylor Rygh.) Go to person page >

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First Line: Peace to soothe our bitter woes
Title: Peace to Soothe Our Bitter Woes
Danish Title: Fred til Bod for bittert Savn
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Translator: George Taylor Rygh
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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