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[[File:Martin_Luther.jpg|right|thumb|80px|Martin Luther]]
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[[File:Caroline_Sandell-Berg.jpg|right|thumb|80px|Lina Sandell]]
Martin Luther; (1483 to 1546), the hero of the Reformation, was born in the village of Eisleben November 10, 1483.  In 1512 he received the degree of Doctor of Theology. In the meantime he made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he saw much corruption among the clergy; but still his faith was strong in the Roman Church. On October 31, 1517, at midday, Luther posted his ninety-five ''Theses against the Merits of Indulgences'' on the church door at Wittenberg. That day was the birthday of the Reformation.  
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Carolina (Lina) Vilhelmina Sandell; (October 3, 1832 to July 27, 1903), was a prolific was a poet, theologian, author and hymn writer.  
  
He himself translated psalms and wrote hymns, to some of which he adapted tunes. Luther wove the gospel into these hymns. They were gladly received and widely circulated. A Romanist of the time wrote: "The whole people is singing itself into this Lutheran doctrine." The first collection of Luther's hymns was published in 1524. He died February 18,
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Like many Christians, she learned that when pain and tragedy strike, God may use that experience to deepen our faith. When she was 26, Carolina -- or Lina as she liked to be called -- experienced a tragedy which profoundly affected the course of her life. She was with her father, a Lutheran pastor, crossing a Swedish lake. Suddenly the ship lurched, and before her eyes, her father was thrown overboard and drowned.  
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Lina had written hymns before, but now she poured out her broken heart in an endless stream of beautiful songs, to the point she earned the title 'the [[Authors:Fanny Crosby]] of Sweden.'
  
Interested in more? Read more or discuss this author/composer on the page [[Authors:Martin_Luther | Martin Luther]].
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Two of Lina Sandell's better known hymns include:
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* [[Hymns:Children of the heavenly Father]]
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* [[Hymns:Day by day and with each passing moment]]
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Read more or discuss this author/composer on the page [[Authors:Caroline_Sandell-Berg | Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg]].
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Here are just a few of the ways you can help out:
 
Here are just a few of the ways you can help out:
 
# Find and fix a short or poor quality hymn article that [[:Category:Requires_Editing]] ;
 
# Find and fix a short or poor quality hymn article that [[:Category:Requires_Editing]] ;
# Contribute to hymn that is missing  [[:Category:Needs_a_Summary | a summary]] or a [[:Category:Needs_MIDIFile | a MIDI file]];
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# Update a author or composer biography that's in need [[:Category:Needs_Image | an image]]; or
 
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# Pick a topic from our [[Special:WantedPages | wanted pages]] list and/or create a new article.
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# '''Can't find a favorite hymn'''? Go ahead and [[:Help:Adding_Hymns | add it]]. We won't complain.
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Below are the top ten hymns searched on this site:
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# [[Hymns:Amazing Grace| Amazing Grace]]
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# [[Hymns:Be Thou My Vision|Be Thou My Vision ]]
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# [[Hymns:What a Friend We Have in Jesus|What a Friend We Have in Jesus ]]
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# [[Hymns:Holy, Holy, Holy| Holy, Holy, Holy]]
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# [[Hymns:The Old Rugged Cross| The Old Rugged Cross]]
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# [[Hymns:Blest_be_the_tie_that_binds | Blest be the tie that binds ]]
# [[Hymns:Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine| Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine]]
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# [[Hymns:Be_Thou_my_vision_O_Lord_of_my_heart | Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart ]]
# [[Hymns:Great Is Thy Faithfulness| Great Is Thy Faithfulness]]
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# [[Hymns:Blessed_assurance_Jesus_is_mine | Blessed assurance Jesus is mine ]]
# [[Hymns:A Mighty Fortress Is Our God| A Mighty Fortress Is Our God]]
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# [[Hymns:All_hail_the_power_of_Jesus_name | All hail the power of Jesus name ]]
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# [[Hymns:Almighty_God_Your_Word_is_cast | Almighty God Your Word is cast ]]
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# [[Hymns:Christ_be_my_Leader_by_night_as_by_day | Christ be my Leader by night as by day ]]
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# [[Hymns:Deep_in_the_shadows_of_the_past | Deep in the shadows of the past ]]
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# [[Hymns:For_the_beauty_of_the_earth | For the beauty of the earth ]]
 
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Latest revision as of 05:07, 25 April 2011

Hymnopedia

A semi-definitive wiki of Christian hymns.

Bio of the Week

Lina Sandell

Carolina (Lina) Vilhelmina Sandell; (October 3, 1832 to July 27, 1903), was a prolific was a poet, theologian, author and hymn writer.

Like many Christians, she learned that when pain and tragedy strike, God may use that experience to deepen our faith. When she was 26, Carolina -- or Lina as she liked to be called -- experienced a tragedy which profoundly affected the course of her life. She was with her father, a Lutheran pastor, crossing a Swedish lake. Suddenly the ship lurched, and before her eyes, her father was thrown overboard and drowned.

Lina had written hymns before, but now she poured out her broken heart in an endless stream of beautiful songs, to the point she earned the title 'the Authors:Fanny Crosby of Sweden.'

Two of Lina Sandell's better known hymns include:

Interested? Intrigued? Aggravated? Opinionated?

Read more or discuss this author/composer on the page Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg.

Join the Fun

Sign up, it's Free

Hymnopedia is free for you to use, learn and contribute.

Use your Facebook account to <fb:login-button></fb:login-button> & get recognized for your contributions & receive your own bio and talk page (this approach also cuts down on pesky spammers). Oh, and don't forget to join our Facebook Group Page!

Ask a Question

We know we're not perfect, so if you have a general question or comments about we mange the Hymns, an Authors, Composers here on Hymnopedia, feel free to join the general topics discussion on the [[Talk:HymnoPedia_talk:Tabernacle | Tabernacle]] page.

How to Help

Here are just a few of the ways you can help out:

  1. Find and fix a short or poor quality hymn article that Category:Requires_Editing ;
  2. Contribute to hymn that is missing a summary or a MIDI file;
  3. Update a author or composer biography that's in need an image; or
  4. Pick a topic from our wanted pages list and/or create a new article.
  5. Can't find a favorite hymn? Go ahead and add it. We won't complain.

We'll also be updating our help pages in case you get stuck.

8 Great Hymns of the Week

Below are hymn pages that for the week of 27Feb11 had the:

  • highest number page views; and the
  • longest time spent on the page; and the
  • lowest number of site exists from the page:
  1. Blest be the tie that binds
  2. Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart
  3. Blessed assurance Jesus is mine
  4. All hail the power of Jesus name
  5. Almighty God Your Word is cast
  6. Christ be my Leader by night as by day
  7. Deep in the shadows of the past
  8. For the beauty of the earth

Stats

Here are some interesting stats:


To Do

  • fix the footer & associated links
  • integrate analytics with "top" lists for home page
  • integrate Heal Your Church Web Site's Anti-spam E-Mail Obufscator
  • figure out what's with all the "Internal Server Errors" the system is throwing (perhaps $wgMainCacheType issues?)
  • find someone to help with better logo & brand graphics
  • ulike / link functionality
  • add a few more common hymns