1867-1937
Carl Döving
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March 21, 1867, Norddalen, Norway.

October 2, 1937, Chicago, Illinois.

Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.

Starting around 1883, Døving spent seven years in South Africa, teaching at the Schreuder Mission in Natal. He emigrated to America in 1890, graduated from Luther Seminary (1896) and Luther College, Decorah, Iowa (BA 1903). He served as pastor in Lutheran churches in Red Wing and Montevideo, Minnesota, and Brooklyn, New York, and was city missionary to Chicago. He is best known as a translator of German and Scandinavian hymns; over 30 of his translations appear in the 1913 Lutheran Hymnary.

  1. Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All
  2. Behold the Host Arrayed in White
  3. Built on the Rock
  4. How Blessed Is the Little Flock
  5. I Come to Thee, O Blessèd Lord
  6. I Know of a Sleep in Jesus’ Name
  7. Love, the Fount of Light from Heaven
  8. Oh, Sing with Exultation
  9. Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day
  10. Rejoice, Rejoice, This Happy Morn
  11. To God the Anthem Raising

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