Bernhard Crusell (1775−1838)

"Hell dig, du höga Nord"

  • Year of composition: Probably the 1820s
  • Work category: Mixed choir a cappella
  • Text author: F. B. Cöster
  • First performed: "Hell dig, Du höga Nord" was first performed in Stockholm on 24 September, 1829, but only printed in 1835 (according to the Svenskt biografiskt lexikon; according to other sources, however, it was first performed in Linköping, in 1929)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min

Solo voices/choir


Examples of printed editions

Svenska Skolkvartetten. 100 fyrstämmiga sånger, 1:sta samlingen [100 four-part songs, Volume 1], Abr. Lundquist, Musikförlag (Ed. no. is missing) [1952]

Description of work

Andante E-flat major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

According to the Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, the title of the song is 'Hymn'.

The song also exists in a setting for male choir a cappella (T.T.B.B.). See separate post for that version.


1. Hell dig, du höga Nord!
Hell dig, vår forsterjord!

2. Hell dig, du fria strand!
Hell dig, du hjältars land!

3. Hell er, I [sic] gamla berg,
jättar med järn till märg!