O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee

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1 O Jesus, blessed Lord, to you
my heartfelt thanks and praise are due;
you have so lovingly bestowed
on me your body and your blood.

2 Break forth, my soul, for joy and say:
What wealth is come to me today!
My Savior dwells within my soul
and makes my wounded spirit whole!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #541

Author: Thomas Kingo

Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry. He belonged to a rather poor family partly of Scottish origin and was educated a clergyman. In his youth, Kingo wrote a series of poems picturing humorous scenes in village life and a pastoral love poem, Chrysillis. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1654, and for some time acted as private tutor. In 1661 he was appointed vicar to the pastor at Kirke Helsinge, and in 1668 he was ordained a minister at his native town, where his poetic activity began. At first he essayed patriotic poems, but later devoted h… Go to person page >

Translator: Arthur James Mason

Mason, Arthur James, M.A., was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., in honours, 1872. He became a Fellow of his college in 1873, and Assistant Tutor in 1874. Ordained in 1874, he has since held some important appointments, and is now (1891), Hon. Canon and Canon Missioner of Truro, and Vicar of All Hallows, Barking, City of London, 1884, &c. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, he contributed a translation of the Danish hymn: "0 Jesu! søde Jesu, dig" ("0 Jesu, Blessed Lord, to Thee"), Holy Communion, and the following original hymns:— 1. Church of the living God. The Holy Catholic Church. 2. Hail, Body true, of Mary born, and in the manger laid. Holy Communion. 3. Look down upon us, God of grac… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, blessed Lord, to Thee
Title: O Jesus, Blessed Lord, to Thee
Norwegian/Scandinavian Title: O Jesu, søde Jesu, dig
Author: Thomas Kingo
Translator: Arthur James Mason
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5007
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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #276
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #316Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #325Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #541TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #632
Lutheran Worship #245Text
The Cyber Hymnal #5007TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #504
Include 13 pre-1979 instances