Born: December 22, 1826, Bergen, Norway.
Died: December 19, 1910, Decorah, Iowa.
Buried: Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa.
Koren has been called the "patriarch of Norwegian-American Lutherans." He graduated from the University of Christiana in 1852; helped found Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota; and received a doctorate of divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1903. He served as pastor of the Washington Prairie congregation in Iowa, and president of the Norwegian Synod (1894-1910). The king of Norway made him a Commander of the Order of St. Olaf for his achievements. His works include:
Synodens Salmebog, 1874
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Display Title: O sing, all ye lands, with jubilant voiceFirst Line: O sing, all ye lands, with jubilant voiceTune Title: HOFFAuthor: Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth, 1845 - 1925; Ulrik Vilhelm Koren, 1826 - 1910Scripture: Psalm 100Date: 1958Subject: The Church | Worship - Morning; The Church | Worship - The Beginning of Service; The Church | Worship - The Close of Service; The Church | Worship - The Lord's Day; The Life In Christ | Adoration and Praise