1848-1930

February 1, 1848, Grund, Eyjafjörður, Iceland.

May 3, 1930, Stóri-Núpur, Iceland.

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Valdimar’s parents were Ólafur Briem and Dómhildur Þorsteinsdóttir. He attended the Theological Seminary in Reykjavik, was ordained in 1873, and in 1880 became pastor of the Stóri-Núpur parish, where he served for three decades. In 1909, he became vice-bishop of Skálholt. The 1886 Icelandic hymnal has 102 original hymns by Briem, and 39 of his translations.

  1. Hve dryalegur er Drottinn
  2. Lord, Let Thy Spirit
  3. Í Dag er Glatt
  4. Nú Árið Er Liðið
  5. Í Betlehem Er Barn Oss Fætt
  6. Kallið Er Komið