I Herrans namn far jag åstad

Author (sts. 1-3): Johan Hjertén

Born: 1781, Sweden. Hjertén was a Lutheran pastor in Hällstad, Västergötland, Skara, Sweden. Lyrics-- Jesus, in My Walk and Living --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

Translator (st. 4): Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Author (st. 4): Hans. Chr. Sthen

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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 >

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First Line: I Herrans namn far jag åstad
Author (sts. 1-3): Johan Hjertén
Translator (st. 4): Anonymous
Author (st. 4): Hans. Chr. Sthen
Alterer: Johan Olaf Wallin
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

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