Sundelius-Lagerström, Selma. (Nysund, Sweden, November 26, 1859-October 5, 1927, Hjo). Swedish Covenant. Daughter of a Church of Sweden clergyman but attracted to pietism. Began writing at an early age. Married Johannes Lagerström, a Bible school teacher, in 1886. From the early 1890s they both were confined to a mental hospital for several years. Wrote many hymns between 1880 and 1893. Published a collection of poems, Blommor i törnhäcken (Flowers in the thorn hedge). Author of "Är du i nöd, har du ej stöd?" (Are you dismayed, lonely, afraid?) and "Jesus, gör mig stilla, stilla" (Savior, in Thy love abiding).
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