Thursday, April 16, 2020
I Pray Thee, Dear Lord Jesus - #655 - Kingo
"I Pray Thee, Dear Lord Jesus"
By Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1634-1703
1. I pray Thee, dear Lord Jesus,
My heart to keep and train
That I Thy holy temple
From youth to age remain.
Turn Thou my thoughts forever
From worldly wisdom's lore;
If I but learn to know Thee,
I shall not want for more.
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: 1 John 3: 23
Author: Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1699
Translated by: Norman A. Madson, 1939
Titled: "O Jesu, gid du vilde"
Tune: "Jeg vil mig Herren love"
1st Published in: Hartnack Zinck's Koralbog, 1801