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Sing the Glad Carol of Jesus, Our Lord

Author: A. L. Skoog

Skoog, Andrew L. (Gunnarskog, Sweden, December 17, 1856 [sic]--October 30, 1934, Minneapolis, Minnesota). Evangelical Covenant. Son of pietists. Tailor's apprentice at 10. Family emigrated to St. Paul, Minn., when Andrew was 13. Only formal music training was 12 lessons on a melodeon. Organist, choir director, and Sunday School superintendent in Swedish Tabernacle, Minneapolis, 1886-1916. Co-editor of hymnals: Evangelii Basun I & II, 1881-1883; Lilla Basunen, 1890; and Jubelklangen, 1896. Was in editorial committee of Covenant's first three hymnals: Sions Basun, 1908; De Ungas Sångbok, 1914; and Mission Hymns, 1921. Editor and publisher of Gittit 1892-1908, a monthly choir journal with music; a series of ten bound volumes of choir selectio… Go to person page >

Translator: E. Gustav Johnson

Born: May 21, 1893, Väse Vämland, Sweden. Died: November 13, 1974, Miami, Florida. Johnson’s family emigrated to America when he was 10 years old, settling in Hartford, Connecticut. He learned the craft of a printer, but at age 30 took up studies at North Park, Chicago, Illinois, where he earned degrees at the academy, college, and seminary. He went on to graduate from the University of Chicago and Duke University. He started teaching English and Swedish at North Park in 1931, staying there three decades. He also found time to edit the Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly. His works include: The Swedish Element in America, 1933 (co-editor) Translation of C. J. Nyvall’s Travel Memories from America, 1876 Translatio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing the glad carol of Jesus, our Lord,
Title: Sing the Glad Carol of Jesus, Our Lord
Author: A. L. Skoog (1856-1934)
Translator: E. Gustav Johnson (1947)
Meter: 10.8.10.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, our Friend! Happy and blessed chorus!
Copyright: © 1950 The Covenant Press

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