December 25, 1900, Lovisa (near Helsinki), Finland.

April 24, 1996, Roseville, California.

Von Christierson was educated at Stanford University (BA in psychology, 1923) and San Francisco Theological Seminary (BD 1929). He served as youth director at the First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo, California; 14 years as pastor at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Citrus Heights, California; and pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, North Hollywood, California. In 1983, he became a Fellow of the Hymn Society. His works include:

  1. As Men of Old Their Firstfruits Brought
    • As Saints of Old Their Firstfruits Brought
    • As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought
  2. Break Forth, O Living Light of God
  3. Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
  4. Christ, to Thee All Hearts Be Lifted
  5. Give Men My Word
  6. God Bless Our Homes
  7. In Gratitude and Humble Trust
  8. United in Love