Blomqvist, Joël. (Stockholm, Sweden, November 15, 1840--October 30, 1930, Kullarstad, Sweden). Swedish Free Church Movement. Upholsterer by trade, lay preacher and singer. Colporteur for Uppsala City Mission, 1874-1878. Wrote about 400 hymn texts in the pietistic tradition and almost as many tunes. Published several hymn collections including Sabbatsklockan, 1877-1878, and Fridstoner, 1879-1882. Edited musical periodical, Fridsrösten, 1884-1886. His works are representative of the Rosenian revival period. Author of "Heavenly Father, Hear My Supplication," (Helige Fader, böj ditt öra neder), "Heavenly Spirit, Gentle Spirit" (Himladuva, Ande ljuva), "Praise the Lord, All Praise and Blessing" (Loven Herren, ty att lova), and "Sabbath Day o… Go to person page >
Author: Nathaniel Carlson
Born: April 17, 1879, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Died: August 2, 1957, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Carlson was educated at the Free Church Bible School, Chicago, Illinois, and Northwest Bible College, Storm Lake, Iowa. He served as a pastor in the Evangelical Free Church, and edited the Chicagobladet. The author of many original hymns and translations, his works include:
Songs of Trust and Triumph (three editions, 1929-32)
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