Born: October 3, 1832, in the rectory at Fröderyd, Småland, Sweden.
Died: July 27, 1903, Stockholm, Sweden.
Buried: Solna Kyrkogård, Solna, Sweden.
Lina was the daughter of Jonas Sandell, pastor of the Lutheran church in Fröderyd, and wife of Stockholm merchant C. O. Berg (married 1867).
At age 26, she accompanied her father on a boat trip across Lake Vättern to Göteborg, during which he fell overboard and drowned before her eyes. The tragedy profoundly affected Lina, and reportedly inspired her to write hymns.
Known as the Fanny Crosby of Sweden, she wrote 650 hymns. Many she signed with the initials