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The image above is of Dorothe Engelbretsdatter (1636-1716) the first known Norwegian woman hymn writer.


Hymn 27 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Matthew 7:24-27 Text: Edward Mote (1797-1874) Tune: William Bradbury (1816-1868) 1. My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus' name. R/On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. 2. When darkness veils his lovely face, I rest on his unchanging grace; In ev'ry high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil. R/ 3. His oath, his covenant, his blood Support me in the whelming flood; When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay. R/ 4. When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in him be found, Dressed in his ri

HYMN 28 Sorrow and Gladness

Danish: Sorrig og glæde Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo (1636-1703) Tune: Swedish Folk Tune 1. Sorrow and gladness, they journey together, Fortune, misfortune, both stand side by side. Gain and adversity follow each other, Sunshine makes shadows and there evil hides. Gold has no worth After our death. Lay up your treasures in heaven, not earth. 2. Loveliest roses grow out of the briar, Beautiful flowers grow deadliest fruit. Under the laughter the heart may be crying Under the joy may be grief at the root. Deep in the rose Evil may grow. Only in heaven is life free from woe. 3. There will my sorrow and suff'ring be ended, There will God grant me a crown and reward. There will I sing and my spirit

Hymn 31 See, your Hands Filled with Blossoming Flowers

Norwegian translation: Dine hender er fulle av Blomster; Italian John 20:1-18 For reasons of copyright, for now, go to this link to see an English translation on the video. 1. (I) See, your hands filled with blossoming flowers, Can you tell me who you will give them to? etc. MEDITATION Any song that gets children singing the story of Jesus is precious! The Christian faith is based on accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is best passed on through these stories, not abstract theologies. Telling people about Jesus is by far the best missionary strategy. Stories are easy for children to hear and remember. This hymn allows them to be the ch

Hymn 30 O Sons and Daughter of the King

Latin: O fillii et filliae John 20:24-29 Text: Jean Tessarand (d. 1494) Tune: French 15th century R/Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 1. O sons and daughters of the King, whom heavenly hosts in glory sing, today the grave has lost its sting. Alleluia! 2. That Easter morn at break of day, the faithful women went their way to seek the tomb where Jesus lay. Alleluia! 3. An angel clad in white they see, who sat and spoke unto the three, "Your Lord has gone to Galilee." Alleluia! 4. When Thomas first the tidings heard that some had seen the risen Lord, he doubted the disciples' word. Lord, have mercy! 5. At night the apostles met in fear; among them came their Master dear and said, "My pea

HYMN 29 Abide with Me

Norwegian: O bli hos meg Luke 24:13-35 Text: Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) Tune: William Henry Monk (1823-1889) 1. Abide with me! fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide! When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. 2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. 3. I need Thy presence every passing hour: What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power? Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, oh, abide with me. 4. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless: Ills have no


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