When Seed Falls on Good Soil

When seed falls on good soil

Author: Norman P. Olsen
Published in 4 hymnals

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Author: Norman P. Olsen

Norman P. Olsen (b. February 15, 1932) is a Lutheran pastor. He was born in Union City, New Jersey to Norwegian immigrants and came to Minnesota to attend Concordia College, Moorhead and Luther Seminary, St. Paul. He remained in Minnesota where he served six parishes. While serving at Grace Lutheran Church, Luverne, Minnesota, Norman collaborated with his congregation’s choir director to write some hymns. The best known, "When Seed Falls on Good Soil", was written as a theme hymn to accompany a Lenten series on the parable of the Sower. Though not the original tune, the words were set to the tune Walhof when it first appeared in a hymnal and has remained with that tune in other hymnals. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen (son) and Norma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When seed falls on good soil
Title: When Seed Falls on Good Soil
Author: Norman P. Olsen
Language: English
Copyright: © 1976 Norman P. Olsen



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Lutheran Worship #338

Moravian Book of Worship #501

Voices United #503

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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