Ho satans boning tänker på

Alterer: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

Author: Georg Philipp Harsdörffer

Harsdörffer, Georg Philipp, was b. at Nürnberg apparently on Nov. 1, 1607. He studied law at the Universities of Altdorf and Strassburg; and after five years spent in travelling in France, Holland, England and Italy, returned to Niirnberg in 1630. In 1637 he was appointed assessor of the Lower Court, and in 1655 senator (Rathsherr). He died at Nürnberg, Sept. 19 or 20, 1658. He was joint founder with J. Klaj of the Pognitz Shepherd and Flower Order in 1644, of which he became the President. His hymns appeared mostly in his Hertzbewegliche Sonntagsandachten, Nürnberg, 1649 [Wernigerode]; in his Nathan und Jotham, Nürnberg, 1650-1651 [2nd edition 1651-59 in Berlin]; and in the works of his friend J. M. Dilherr. Few of his hymns are still… Go to person page >

Translator: J. Arrhenius

Jakob Arrhenius was a Swedish hymnwriter and sacred poet. In 1687, Arrhenius became a professor of history at Upsala University, Sweden. Source: Julian, John, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, p. 1000  Go to person page >

Alterer: Jesper Svedberg

Biship of Skara, Sweden. He was entrusted in creating the first book ever of Swedish hymns, known today as "Swedberg's Book of Hymns, printed in 1694. It was soon declared heretical by some, because it focused too much on good works and not enough on faith. The whole edition was revoked, however, not before some copies made their way to Swedish colonies overseas. A new edition was published containing about 500 hymns, 30 of which bore Swedberg's name as author or translator. Several of these are still in the modern Swedish Book of Hymns. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho satans boning tänker på
German Title: Wer dencket an der Höllen-Gluth
Alterer: Johan Olaf Wallin
Alterer: Jesper Svedberg
Author: Georg Philipp Harsdörffer
Translator: J. Arrhenius
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain
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