Lina Sandell (full name: Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell-Berg) (October 3, 1832 – July 27, 1903) was a Swedish writer of Gospel hymns.
Born Karolina Wilhelmina Sandell in a rectory at Fröderyd, Småland, Sweden. At the age of 26, she went with her father Jonas Sandell, a Lutheran pastor of the Lutheran church in Fröderyd on a boat trip across Lake Vättern to Göteborg, during which he fell overboard and drowned before her eyes. The tragedy affected Lina, inspiring her to write hymns. She wrote hymns and poured out her broken heart in an endless stream of beautiful songs.
The popularity of Lina Sandell’s hymns was due to the music written by Oskar Ahnfelt. Oskar Ahnfelt played his guitar and sang Lina's hymns throughout Scandinavia.… Go to person page >