Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Birthday of Lina Sandell, October 3, 1832

Today is the birthday of Lina Sandell, Oct. 3, 1832, writer of the great hymn, "Children of the Heavenly Father." I had never heard this hymn before joining Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in the 1970s, but after attending so many baptisms, confirmations and funerals in the last 40+ years, I call it my favorite. Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg wrote over 2000 hymns and can be found in the hymn collections of many denominations.

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