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Upp, min tunga, att lofsjunga

Translator: G. Ollon

(no biographical information available about G. Ollon.) Go to person page >

Translator: Johan Olof Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upp, min tunga, att lofsjunga
Translator: G. Ollon
Translator: Johan Olof Wallin
Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Language: Swedish
Copyright: Public Domain

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UPP, MIN TUNGA

UPP, MIN TUNGA was published anonymously in the 1697 edition of the Swenska Psalmboken in dotted rhythms rather than the present isorhythmic form (all equal rhythms). A bar form (AAB) tune, UPP, MIN TUNGA consists of three long lines. Avoid turning the initial phrases of these lines into choppy phra…

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Nya Psalmisten #82

Soendagsskol-Bok, innehallande, Liturgi, Laesordning, och Sanger #d285

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Söndagsskolbok #59

Svenska Psalm-Boken af År 1819 #106

Svenska Psalm-Boken af År 1819 #106b

Svenska Soendagsskolans Saangbok Utgifven af Oesterns Soendagsskolfoerening #d295

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