Caroline W. Sandell Berg (b. Froderyd, Sweden, 1832; d. Stockholm, Sweden, 1903), is better known as Lina Sandell, the "Fanny Crosby of Sweden."
"Lina" Wilhelmina Sandell Berg was the daughter of a Lutheran pastor to whom she was very close; she wrote hymns partly to cope with the fact that she witnessed his tragic death by drowning. Many of her 650 hymns were used in the revival services of Carl O. Rosenius, and a number of them gained popularity particularly because of the musical settings written by gospel singer Oskar Ahnfelt. Jenny Lind, the famous Swedish soprano, underwrote the cost of publishing a collection of Ahnfelt's music, Andeliga Sänger (1850), which consisted mainly of Berg's hymn texts.
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Author: Alfred Steinmetz
Steinmetz was ordained a pastor in the Swedish Lutheran church in 1854, and served as Vicar in Alfta (1867) and Bollnäs (1883), as well as teaching for some years. He received an honorary Doctor of Theology degree in 1893.
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Display Title: Praise, My Soul, the Lord in GloryFirst Line: Praise, my soul, the Lord in gloryTune Title: [Praise, my soul, the Lord in glory]Author: Alfred Steinmetz; Erik SjöstrandSource: Ny utwald samling af Andeliga Sånger (Örebro, Sweden: 1855)