Composer: Oscar Ahnfelt

Oscar Ahnfelt (1813 -1882) was a Swedish singer and composer. He wrote the music for many of Lina Sandell’s hymns. A pietist, he raised some concern in the State-church, but his music was apparently so popular, King Karl XV gave him permission to play and sing in both of his kingdoms. Ahnfelt’s music has spread throughout the world; two of his best-known songs are “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Day by Day.” Laura de Jong Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Oscar Ahnfelt
Incipit: 32217 12433 21231
Key: G Major
Source: Danish
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
TextPage Scan

American Lutheran Hymnal #630

TextPage Scan

Andeliga Sånger (3. upplagan) #7

Page Scan

Andeliga Sånger (3. upplagan) #142

TextPage Scan

Hymnal for Church and Home #357

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support