Hide not Thy face, O Savior

Author: Carolina Sandell

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. Bert Polman  Go to person page >

Translator: Joseph E. Anderson

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Text Information

First Line: Hide not Thy face, O Savior
Original Language: Swedish
Author: Carolina Sandell (1858)
Translator: Joseph E. Anderson (1947)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed Redeemer, my Savior and Comforter
Publication Date: 1950
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1950.



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