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Jag lyfter ögat mot himmelen

"Jag lyfter ögat mot himmelen"
Genre Hymn
Written 1857 (1857)
Text by Johan Ludvig Runeberg
Language Swedish
Published 1886 (1886)

Jag lyfter ögat mot himmelen is hymn with lyrics by Johan Ludvig Runeberg, 1857. It was introduced to the Finnish hymnals in 1886, using an 1883 trranslation. In Finnish, it's called "Mä silmät luon ylös taivaaseen".[1] The hymn also appears twice in the Swedish hymnal of 1986.

The music used in the Finnish hymnals, and for the Finnish-language hymnals in Sweden, is composed by Rudolf Lagi in 1867. The Swedish hymnal of 1986 uses music composed by Oskar Lindberg in 1917.[2] The hymn also appears twice in the Swedish hymnal of 1986.



  1. ^ "Psalmdiktaren" (in Swedish). I ord, bild och musik. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Månadens psalm - oktober 2012" (in Swedish). Church of Sweden. October 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
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