1856–1934
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December 17, 1856, Gunnarskog, Värmland, Sweden.

October 30, 1934, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Skoog’s family emigrated to America in 1869. After a few years, they moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he was a church music director and taught in a parochial school. He used a middle initial, but had no middle name.

From 1891–96, Skoog served on the City Council in Minneapolis. He also served as organist, choir director, and Sunday School superintendent at the Swedish Tabernacle in Minneapolis (1886–1916). He edited and published Veckobladet, a Swedish language paper, edited seven hymnals, including The Covenant Hymnal, and wrote over 300 hymns and anthems. His works include:

  1. Loven Gud med glädjesång
  2. Det är godt att tacka Herren
  3. Det följer en morgon
  4. Kasta ditt bröd ut på vattnen
  5. Ljuva Röst
  6. Nu skalle när och fjärran
  7. Our Day of Joy Is Here Again
  8. Sången om Jesus
  9. Snart randas en dag
  10. Star of Bethlehem, The
  11. Till dig, o Gud, mitt hjärta hastar
  12. Trogen stå
  1. Day by Day
  2. Day of Christ, The
  3. God’s Mighty Wonders
  4. Jesus Lives
  5. My Future
  6. Now Before Thee, Lord, We Gather
  7. O That Pearl of Great Price!
  8. Sabbath Day
  1. Dyre fader, städs oss hägna
  2. En vän, som mig hjälper i nöden
  3. Endast en vänlig blick
  4. Halleluja! Den nalkas
  5. Herrens nåd är det
  6. Hvar jag går i skogar, berg och dalar
  7. Midnight
  8. Min lofsångs Gud, med fröjd från jord
  9. Vi en pilgrimsskara glad

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