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Nils Frykman

Nils Frykman (1842-1911) was a Swedish teacher, evangelist and hymnwriter. He came to the United States in 1888 and was a pastor at Covenant Churches in Illinois and Minnesota for nearly two decades. Known as "the joyous Christian singer", Frykman wrote over three hundred hymns, many of which are still sung by worshipers in Sweden and the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1842 (Sunne), Died March 30th, 1911 (Minneapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36298 10-in. 9/24/1926 Julen är inne George Hultgren Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-45318 10-in. 6/7/1928 Min framtidsdag Ruth O. Peterson Female vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano songwriter  
Gramophone BT694 10-in. 5/23/1934 Miit hem är ej på jorden J. A. Hultman Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frykman, Nils," accessed October 26, 2020,

Frykman, Nils. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from

"Frykman, Nils." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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