December 15, 1861, Linköping, Sweden.

October 23, 1939, Linköping, Sweden.



Anna was the daughter of Adolf Fred­rik Ölan­der, a high school tutor, and Maria Helena (El­in) Aro­se­ni­us.

She moved to Svans­hals, Swe­den, at age 10 when her father became vicar there. She moved back to Lin­kö­ping after her father’s death.

Anna began writing poems and stories early in life; she edited nearly 50 books, including three poetry collections. The others were Christian stories and novels. She also translated hymns into Swedish from English and German, and wrote some original hymns.

  1. Det brister en sträng
    • A Quivering Chord Is Broken
  2. En Gång På Korset för Mig Jesus Dog
  3. Om jag ägde allt, men icke Jesus
  4. Varför icke i dag, varför tvekar du än