Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig was the son of a pastor, and was born at Udby, in Seeland, in 1783. He studied in the University of Copenhagen from 1800-1805; and, like some other eminent men, did not greatly distinguish himself; his mind was too active and his imagination too versatile to bear the restraint of the academic course. After leaving the university he took to teaching; first in Langeland, then (1808) in Copenhagen. Here he devoted his attention to poetry, literature, and Northern antiquities. In 1810 he became assistant to his father in a parish in Jutland. The sermon he preached at his ordination, on the subject "Why has the Lord's word disappeared from His house," attracted much attention, which is rarely the case with "pro… Go to person page >
DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is an anonymous Danish tune said to be the work of an old man unversed in music composition (around 1840). The tune was first published in Andreas Berggren's Melodier til den af Roeskildes Praesteconvent udgivne Psalmebog (1853).
A charming tune, DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA i…
Display Title: O How Beautiful the SkyFirst Line: O how beautiful the skyTune Title: DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAAAuthor: Nicolai F. S. Grundtvig, 1783-1872; Ingebret Dorrum, 1877-1952Meter: 77 88 77Date: 1994Subject: Epiphany |