Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >
Translator: Elias Blix
Elias Blix (February 24, 1836 – January 17, 1902) was a Norwegian professor, theologian, hymn writer, and a politician for the Liberal Party. Blix wrote numerous hymns and was largely responsible for translating the New Testament into the Norwegian language.
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Display Title: Det største Under her paa JordFirst Line: Det største Under her paa JordAuthor: GrundtvigDate: 1897Subject: Salmar til Kyrkjeaaret | Heilagtorsdag; Hymns for the Church Year | Ascension Day; Haab og Længsel efter det Himmelske | ; Hope and Longing for the Heavenly | ; Kristi Himmelfarts Dag | Til Hoimesse; Ascension Day | High Mass