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Carl Gustav Boberg

BOBERG, Carl Gustav. b. 16 August 1859; d. 7 January 1940. Born at Mönsterås, Sweden, he was the son of a ship’s carpenter. He began life as a sailor. He was converted at the age of 19, and then attended Kristinehamn Bible School. He then became a preacher at Mönsterås, later becoming its member in the Upper House of the Swedish Parliament from 1912 to 1931. He edited a religious magazine, Sanningsvittnet (‘Witness of Truth’) from 1890 to 1916. He was a poet and hymn writer: many of his hymns appear in Hjärtesånger (1895) and in Svenska Missionförbundets sångbok (1920). He is celebrated outside Sweden for ‘O store Gud’, the hymn that was the original source of Stuart Keene Hine*’s ‘O Lord...

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