Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, a Danish
teacher, poet, and novelist, was born on the
island of Falster, Denmark, May 28, 1789.
He was a Professor of the Danish Language
and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand,
Denmark, from 1822 till his death, in
1862. The only hymn by him in common
use is that found in this volume; but it possesses
more than ordinary merit, and is
widely known in its English dress. It brings
out very forcibly the brotherhood of man
and the expectation of the Christian believer.
Seven of his hymns have been translated
into English. His collected works
were published in thirty-four volumes in 1851.
|Through the night of doubt and