Friday, December 5, 2008

LSB # 510 (Lutheran Service Book)

Bror sings #510 at night. I looked it up. Completely unfamiliar to me. I see it is Swedish (Der Mange Skal Komme). That's why.

It is lovely and simple. I will try to learn it.

A multitude come from the east and the west
to sit at the feast of salvation
with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,
obeying the Lord's invitation.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

O God, let us hear when our Shepherd shall call
In accents persuasive and tender,
that while there is time we make haste, one and all,
and find Him, our mighty defender.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

All trials shall be like a dream that is past,
forgotten all trouble and mourning,
all questions and doubts have been answered at last,
when rises the light of that morning.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

The heavens shall ring with an anthem more grand
than ever on earth was recorded.
The blest of the Lord shall receive at His hand
the crown to the victors awarded.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!


Bror Erickson said...

I like its slightly medieval traveling minstrel sounding tune. And that it is Swedish.

Brigitte said...

Thy hymnbook only has the melody line. But it sounds like it could have a guitar or lute chord every three beats or so.

Bror Erickson said...

It would be fun to hear it played on a lute. Do they still make those? Where could one take lute lessons?

Brigitte said...

If you can't find anything, you could learn from a book and build a lute from a kit.

A former pastor of ours built a harp from a kit.