O Light of God’s Most Wondrous Love

Tune: Der Tag der ist

O Light of God’s most wondrous love,
Who dost our darkness brighten,
Shed on Thy Church from heav’n above,
Our eye of faith enlighten!
As in Thy light we gather here,
Show us that Christ’s own promise clear
Is Yea and Amen ever.
O risen and ascended Lord,
We wait fulfillment of Thy Word:
O bless us with Thy favor!

O Lue fra Guds Kjærlighed
Birgitte K. Boye, 1778
Tr. George T. Rygh, 1908
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, 1913, No. 383
Cf. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 230

Danish Text


Tune: Der Tag der ist

O Lue fra Guds Kjærlighed,
O Visdom fra det Høie,
Som faldt paa dine Vidner ned,
Oplys vor Troes Øie!
Om Ordets Lys vi samles her,
Vis os, at Kristi Løfte er
Et evigt Ja og Amen!
O himmelfarne Felsere,
Vi vente din Forjættelse,
Velsign os allesammen!

Birgitte K. Boye, 1778
Source: Salmebog for Lutherske Kristne i Amerika, 1919, No. 20