July 26, 1884, Stårheim, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
April 20, 1958, Stårheim, Nordfjord, Norway.
Stårheim Cemetery, Nordfjord, Norway.
Son of a farmer and smith, Orheim came to Christ in 1900. He wanted to study theology, but eye problems (leading to later blindness) prevented this. Despite his handicap, he became a famous lay preacher, author and singer, and was well known for his
glass music. He edited 13 poetry collections and one music collection, wrote about a thousand hymns and spiritual songs, and composed some 200 melodies. His wife Maria followed him in death by only a few hours.