Nils Frykman

Nils Frykman
Short Name: Nils Frykman
Full Name: Frykman, Nils, 1842-1911
Birth Year: 1842
Death Year: 1911

Born: October 20, 1842, Sunne, Värmland, Sweden (birth name: Nils Larsson).
Died: March 30, 1911, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nils took the name Frykman after the region where he grew up, Fryksdalen. In 1868, he graduated from teachers’ college in Karlstad, and went on to teach in Grums, Norrköping, and Sunne. He preached in the church in Sunne, and around that time began to write hymns. Eventually, his texts were printed in the magazine Sanningsvittnet. However, Frykman’s work was not sanctioned by Sweden’s state church, and almost led to the loss of his job as a teacher. Eventually he did resign his position over a controversy about his children’s baptism by an independent preacher. In 1888, he was called to serve as pastor in the Tabernacle Church in Chicago, Illinois, and later in Salem, Minnesota. After 18 years, he retired to Minneapolis. He also served in the Northwest Mission Association of the Covenant Church, as denominational vice-chairman, Ministerial Board chairman, the Northwest Ministerial Association chairman, and as chairman of the committee to publish the Swedish-American Covenant church’s first hymnal in 1906. His works include:

The History of My Songs

Texts by Nils Frykman (60)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Arma barn, som vilse gaarNils Frykman (Author)3
Burde jeg ei være gladN. F. (Author)Norwegian2
Den högsta lycka på vår jordNils Frykman (Author)Swedish3
Det er en herlig tingNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Det är din nåd, o Gud, som görN. Frykman (Author)Swedish2
God, my God, in heaven aboveNils Frykman (Author)2
Gud, min Gud och fader k'rNils Frykman (Author)3
Hör huru fridsropet skallarN. F. (Author)Swedish2
Herlige stunder saa dyrebareN. Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Herre, du som tronarN. Frykman (Author)2
How beautiful, serene and grandNils Frykman (Author)1
How great the joy the Lord providesNils Frykman, 1842-1911 (Author)2
How wonderful it is to come in perfect blissNils Frykman, 1842-1911 (Author)2
Hur skönt att vandra på livets stigN. Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Hur skönt är Herrens budNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Hvo som helst Kan bli' frelstN. F. (Author)Norwegian2
I have a friend who loveth meNils Frykman (Author)10
I have a future all sublimeNils Frykman (Author)English8
I sing with joy and gladnessNils Frykman, 1842-1911 (Author)3
Jag har en vän, som älskar migN. F. (Author)3
Jag är en gäst och främling härN. F. (Author)Swedish3
Jeg er saa lykkelig og gladNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Jeg har en ven, som elsked' migN. F. (Author)Norwegian2
Jesu kära brudNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Jesu kjære brudNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Jesus, dit navn vil jeg priseN. F. (Author)Norwegian2
Jordens fryd saasnart forsvinderNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Joybells are ringing, Christmas is bringingNils Frykman (Author)4
Julen är inneNils Frykman (Author)3
Kom till oss, o himmelska duvaN. F. (Author)Swedish2
List, to the gospel resoundingNils Frykman (Author)5
Men hvorfor ver grædeNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Min framtids dag er lys og langN. F. (Author)Norwegian5
Min framtidsdag är ljus och långNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Min trældomstid er nu forbiNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Mitt hem är ej på jordenN. F. (Author)Swedish3
Nu er jeg glad og lyk'ligNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Nu 'r jag fr'lst och saligNils Frykman (Author)2
O det är en härlig tingNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
O du, som evigt tronar därNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
O Gud, din makt oändlig ärNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
O salighed, som Herren kjærNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Om korsets fane, lille hærNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Op til strid for Gud vi maaNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Our mighty God works mighty wondersN. Frykman (Author)5
Se i nødens dageNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
Tänk, när evighetensNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Tænk, naar evighedensNils Frykman (Author)Norwegian2
The highest joy that can be knownNils Frykman (Author)6
Till dig, o Gud, min längtan stårNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Vår store Gud gör stora underN. Frykman (Author)Swedish3
Vak upp, min själ hans ära shungNils Frykman (Author)Swedish2
Var store Gud goer stora underNils Frykman (Author)4
Vem som helst Kan bli frälstN. F. (Author)Swedish2
Vill du skaada JesusNils Frykman (Author)2
Vor store Gud gjoer store UnderN. F. (Ord af)1
When my Lord is dear to meNils Frykman (Author)2
Whosoe'er, anywhereNils Frykman, 1842-1911 (Author)2
Why should I be anxious? I have such a FriendNils Frykman (Author)3
Why should I be anxious (Markuson)Nils Frykman (Author)3
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