Min Gud och Fader käre

Alterer: Johan Olof 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 >

Translator: 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: Johann Kohlross

Kolross, Johann (called Rhodanthracius), is said to have been a pastor at Basel, and to have died there in 1558. In his Encheridion, Nürnberg, 1529 (later ed., 1534. It is a manual of orthography), he calls himself teacher of German (Teutsch Lehermayster) at Basel; and so in his Scriptural play (Ein schön spil von Fünfferley betrachtnussen den menschen zur Buss reytzende. It is on the motives of the Dance of Death at Basel), performed at Basel on the 1st S. after Easter, 1532, and printed at Basel, 1532 (Goedeke's Grundriss, 1886, ii. 181, 337, 343, &c). The only hymn by him translated into English is:— Ich dank dir lieber Herre. Morning. First published separately at Nürnberg, c. 1535, and thence in Wackernagel, iii. p. 86, in 9 sta… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Min Gud och Fader käre
Alterer: Johan Olof Wallin
Translator: Anonymous (1601)
Author: Johann Kohlross (c. 1535)
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain
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