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Life and ministry
Olof (aka Olle) Hagner was born in 1895.
He got married to Greta Hagner, née Sjölin.
Olle Hagner served as a teacher and later as a pastor in
- Awsa Konoma [aka Sossona, near Barentu] (1922-31)
- Asmara (1933)
- Adwa (1934-35)
- Keren (1935-36)
- Asmara (1938-46, 1948-50)
- Keren (1953-57; 1959)
- Aswa Konoma (1960)
- Keren (1961)
- Awsa Konoma (1962-70)
Rev Olle Hagner translated revised the Kunama hymnal published by Rev Andersson. Translating European hymns into Kunama is a challenge because Kunama is a tonal language.
Rev Hagner passed away in 1978.
Songs in hymn books
Kunama aurabu kolattama kida kitaba, 1952:
- Rev Olle Hagner ed. the hymn book
Anana Kitaba [precise title?], 1961
- Rev Olle Hagner revised the former edition (1952)
1. Selected sources
Hagner, Olle. “Till Galla eller dö“, in Bortom Bergen [Beyond the mountains], vol. 1, ed. F. Hylander, p. 75. Stockholm: EFS, 1953.
Hagner, Olle (ed.) Kunama aurabu kolattama kida kitaba. Asmara: Swedish Evangelical Mission, 1952. [110 p.; Uppsala Univ.]
—. Anana Kitaba [precise title?]. Asmara: SEM 1961. [233 hymns]
Lundström, Karl Johan, edited by Ezra Gebremedhin. Kenisha: The Roots and Development of The Evangelical Church of Eritrea (EC) 1866-1935. Trenton, NJ; etc.: The Red Sea Press, 2011. [see index, p. 509]
Nilsson, Marianne. Chapter 2 in forthcoming book on Ethiopian Gospel Music.