Caroline W. Sandell Berg (b. Froderyd, Sweden, 1832; d. Stockholm, Sweden, 1903), is better known as Lina Sandell, the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden."
"Lina" Wilhelmina Sandell Berg was the daughter of a Lutheran pastor to whom she was very close; she wrote hymns partly to cope with the fact that she witnessed his tragic death by drowning. Many of her 650 hymns were used in the revival services of Carl O. Rosenius, and a number of them gained popularity particularly because of the musical settings written by gospel singer Oskar Ahnfelt. Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish soprano, underwrote the cost of publishing a collection of Ahnfelt's music, Andeliga Sänger (1850), which consisted mainly of Berg's hymn texts.
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Display Title: Den Port er snever, trang den StiFirst Line: Den Port er snever, trang den StiAuthor: Lina Berg, f. SandellDate: 1919Subject: Tilføiede Salmer | ; Added Hymns | ; Almindelig Bededag | Til Aftengudstjeneste - Til Sekund Tekstrækkes Lektie; Ordinary Prayer Day | ; Femte Søndag efter Paaske | Til Høimesse -Til Tredje Teksxtækkes Evangelium; Fifth Sunday after Easter | ; Andre Søndag efter Trefoldiheds Fest | Til Høimesse; Second Sunday after Trinity Sunday | ; Evangeliets Indbydelse | ; Gospel Invitaion |