1848–1930

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1848, Grund, Eyjafjörður, Iceland.

Died: May 3, 1930, Stóv­ri-Nú­pur, Ice­land.

Biography

Valdimar was the son of Ólaf­ur Briem and Dóm­hild­ur Þor­steins­dót­tir.

He at­tend­ed the The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry in Reyk­ja­vik, was or­dained in 1873.

In 1880, he be­came pas­tor of the Stó­ri-Nú­pur par­ish, where he served 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.

Sources

Lyrics

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