Born: June 20, 1694, Randerup, South Juthlandia, Denmark.
Died: June 3, 1764, Ribe, Denmark.
Buried: Ribe Cathedral, Ribe, Denmark.
Son of a priest, Brorson studied theology in Copenhagen, and was ordained in 1721.
He served in Randerup, Tönder; as dean at Ribe Cathedral; and as Bishop at Ribe from 1741.
He published a hymn book in 1732 including Christmas hymns, followed by others. He is one of the three great Danish hymn writers besides Thomas Kingo and Nikolai Grundtvig.