1820–1883

Introduction

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 15, 1820, Ar­en­dal, Nor­way.

Died: March 6, 1883, Kris­ti­an­ia (Os­lo), Nor­way, of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis.

Buried: So­fi­en­berg Ce­me­te­ry (now So­fi­en­berg Park), Os­lo, Nor­way.

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Street in Arendal, Norway
Photo by Nils-Petter Enstad

Biography

Daughter of a watch­mak­er, Heede stu­died in Pa­ris, where she lived with a Me­thod­ist fa­mi­ly and be­came a pro­fess­ing Chris­tian.

When she re­turned to Nor­way, she be­came a tu­tor at a girls school in Ar­en­dal. In 1874 she was called to Kris­ti­a­nia (Os­lo), and the Me­thod­ist pub­lish­ing house and schools. She taught fu­ture preach­ers in Eng­lish and Nor­we­gian, ed­it­ed the Sun­day school pa­per Den lille børn­ev­en, and trans­lated books for the Me­thod­ist pub­lish­ing house.

Around this, time she started trans­lat­ing hymns and Gos­pel songs from Eng­lish in­to Nor­we­gian, in­tro­duc­ing Ira San­key and oth­ers to Nor­we­gian au­di­enc­es. She wrote and trans­lat­ed more than 200 hymns.

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Translations