Here's the start of Hymn Monday! Today's is taken from Laache's "Book of Family Prayer", which was used by my family before they immigrated from Norway to the United States. My copy, with the current translation by Rev. Mark DeGarmeaux, was given to me by my father.
"O Lord, our God, You give to us
Your gifts and favor brightly;
Your Holy Ghost enlighten us
That we may use them rightly;
As stewards true may we be known
With truth's sweet friendship as our own,
And never in corruption.
Arouse in us true diligence,
Refresh our zeal so that we
May use our time with faithfulness
Whate'er our calling may be;
O make us worthy to be know
Children of light and heaven's own,
And to Your heart embrace us."
Landstad: Hvor ilde dog af Synds Begjaer L 499:5-6 tr. DeGarmeaus; tune: Ach Gott vom Himmel
Translation: Copyright (c) 2000 Mark DeGarmeaux. Used with permission.
Soli Deo Gloria