Lina Sandell

Swedish poet, author, hymnwriter

Lina Sandell (full name: Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg), (born 3 October 1832 in Fröderyd, Sweden, dead 27 July 1903 in Stockholm, Sweden) was a Swedish writer of Christian songs.[1] She was the daughter of a Lutheran minister. She grew up in the rectory at Fröderyd. When she was 26 years old she went with her father, Jonas Sandell, on a boat trip across lake of Vättern. Her father fell overboard and drowned in her presence. This incident inspired many of her songs.

Lina Sandell
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Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell

(1832-10-03)3 October 1832
Died27 July 1903(1903-07-27) (aged 70)
Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse(s)C. O. Berg, m. 1867

She wrote famous songs like Tryggare kan ingen vara and Blott en dag.[2] She was buried at the Solna Church.[3]


  1. Scandinavian Hymnody Retrieved: 8 May 2013
  2. Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions google. com. Retrieved: 8 May 2013
  3. Lina Sandell findagrave. com. Retrieved: 8 May 2013