Carl Gustav Boberg

Carl Gustav Boberg
Carl Boberg
Short Name: Carl Gustav Boberg
Full Name: Boberg, Carl Gustaf, 1859-1940
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1940

Boberg, Carl Gustaf. (Mönsterås, Sweden, August 16, 1859--January 7, 1940, Kalmar). Swedish Covenant. Bible school at Kristinehamn. Editor of Sanningsvittnet 1890-1916, organ of the Evangelical National Foundation. Member of the Swedish Parliament, 1912-1931. Popular speaker and appreciated writer. Published several collections of poetry and a number of hymns. Member of committee responsible for first two hymnals of the Swedish Covenant. Author of "Jesus, Jesus, O det ordet" ("Jesus, Jesus, Name Most Precious"); "Min själ berömmer Gud med fröjd" (My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord"); "O store Gud" ("O Mighty God"). The text now known as "How Great Thou Art" is an English translation of a Russian version based on an earlier German translation of "O store Gud."

--J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives

Wikipedia Biography

Carl Gustav Boberg (16 August 1859 – 7 January 1940) was a Swedish poet and elected official, best known for writing the Swedish language poem of "O Store Gud" (O great God) from which the English language hymn "How Great Thou Art" is derived.

Texts by Carl Gustav Boberg (20)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Al Di' sin levas mia kant', mi ĝoje laŭdas LinCarl Gustaf Boberg (Author)Esperanto3
Du großer Gott, wenn ich die Welt betrachteCarl Boberg, 1859-1940 (Author)German2
E ke Akua nani kamahaoCarl Boberg, 1859-1940 (Author)Hawaiian2
Ho granda Dio, kiam mi rigardasCarl Boberg, 1859-1940 (Author)2
Jesus, Jesus, name most preciousCarl Boberg, 1859-1940 (Author)2
Lyft den högt, den vita fananC. Boberg (Author)Swedish3
Min själ berömmer Gud med fröjdCarl Gustaf Boberg (Author)Swedish2
My soul now magnifies the Lord, With joy his praise I singCarl Gustav Boberg (Author)3
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonderCarl Boberg (Author)English39
O mighty God, it is with awe and wonderCarl Boberg (Author)English2
O mighty God, when I behold the wonderCarl Boberg (Author)English6
O mighty God, when I behold the wonderCarl Boberg (Author)English2
O mighty God, when I survey in wonderCarl Boberg (Author)English2
O Mighty God! When I thy works considerCarl Boberg (1859-1940) (Author)English2
O store Gud, när jag den värld beskådarCarl Boberg (Author)3
O wondrous God, when I thy world considerCarl Boberg (Author)English2
Señor, mi Dios, al contemplar los cielosCarl Boberg (Author)Spanish3
Senhor, meu Deus, quando eu, maravilhadoCarl Boberg (Author)Portuguese2
When I, O Lord, behold the vast creationsCarl Boberg (Author)1
When I, O Lord, behold thy vast creationCarl Boberg (Author)English8

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