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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.
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:
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