Hvad skal den unyttige Tjener med Pundet!
Tag bort hvad han skiønner ei paa,
Og kaster, I Engle, den Usling bagbundet
Histud i den bælmørke Vraa!
O hør det, min Sjæl, og bliv bange!
O skjul ei din Tro paa det himmelske Ord!
Forkynd det med glade Lov-Sange,
At Herren er underfuld stor,
Saa Naaden kan groe baade ude og inde,
Saa Herren kan Offer paa Læberne finde
Saa du til din Herres den evige Glæde
Kan salig indtræde!


About Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig


N.F.S. Grundtvig is considered to be the father of Danish folk schools. His radical ideas were the cornerstone upon which this educational reform was based. He was a Danish minister, a theologian, a poet, a philosopher, a historian, a hymn writer, a social critic, and most relevantly, an educator. His educational vision was for a unique school that would serve Danish people of all social standings, especially the farmers. He originally called it "folkelig hojskole" (loosely interpreted as "a school that would be "of and for the people"") (Borish, 1991, p. 17). His idea was to create an educational system... Read more...

Poet of the day

Katherine Fowler was born on New Year's day, 1631 in London, England. Her father, John Fowler, was a Presbyterian merchant. Katherine was educated at one of the Hackney boarding-schools, where she became fluent in several languages. After the death of John Fowler, Katherine's mother married a Welshman, Hector Philips, and,...
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Poem of the day


One lovely name adorns my song,
And, dwelling in the heart,
Forever falters at the tongue,
And trembles to depart.


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