I Pray Thee, Dear Lord Jesus

Melody - "Jeg vil mig Herren love", 1801; Seq. by Richard Jordan

Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1699, tr. by Norman A. Madson, 1939

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.

First published in Hartnack Zinck's Koral-Melodier, 1801

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