What Joy to Reach the Harbor

Translator: Olav Lee

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Author: Hans Adolf Brorson

Hans Adolph Brorson (June 20, 1694, Randerup – June 3, 1764, Ribe) was a Danish Pietist bishop and hymn writer. Brorson belonged to a clerical family, both of this brothers were energetic and successful Pietist vicars. He began publishing hymns in 1732 while a pastor in southern Jutland. His most important work was Troens rare klenodie (1739; "The Rare Jewel of the Faith"), which contained many translations of German Pietist hymns and 82 original pieces and went though seven editions in Brorson's lifetime. He was elected bishop of Ribe in 1741, where he remained for the rest of his life. His outward social success as a clerical administrator was contrasted by private sorrows (an insane son, the early death of his first wife) but he res… Go to person page >

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First Line: What joy to reach the harbor
Title: What Joy to Reach the Harbor
Translator: Olav Lee
Author: Hans Adolf Brorson
Language: English
Copyright: © 1932 Concordia Hymnal. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress



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