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O How Blest to Be a Pilgrim

Author: Joel Blomqvist, 1840-1930

Blomqvist, Joël. (Stockholm, Sweden, November 15, 1840--October 30, 1930, Kullarstad, Sweden). Swedish Free Church Movement. Upholsterer by trade, lay preacher and singer. Colporteur for Uppsala City Mission, 1874-1878. Wrote about 400 hymn texts in the pietistic tradition and almost as many tunes. Published several hymn collections including Sabbatsklockan, 1877-1878, and Fridstoner, 1879-1882. Edited musical periodical, Fridsrösten, 1884-1886. His works are representative of the Rosenian revival period. Author of "Heavenly Father, Hear My Supplication," (Helige Fader, böj ditt öra neder), "Heavenly Spirit, Gentle Spirit" (Himladuva, Ande ljuva), "Praise the Lord, All Praise and Blessing" (Loven Herren, ty att lova), and "Sabbath Day o… Go to person page >

Author: Lars P. Ollén

(no biographical information available about Lars P. Ollén.) Go to person page >

Translator: Signe L. Bennett, 1900-1996

Signe L. Bennett was born on November 22, 1900, probably in Illinois. She was ed­u­cat­ed at the North Park Acad­emy, North Park Coll­ege, and the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute. She worked as a ci­vil ser­vant, and was a member of the North Park Co­ve­nant Church in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. She died on April 1996. [Source: Erickson, John Irving. Sing It Again! Chicago, Illinois: Covenant Press, 1985.] NN, Hymnary. Source:  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how blest to be a pilgrim
Title: O How Blest to Be a Pilgrim
Author: Joel Blomqvist, 1840-1930
Author: Lars P. Ollén
Translator: Signe L. Bennett, 1900-1996
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: Songs of vict'ry there shall greet us


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