Born: March 21, 1745, Byness­et, Trond­heim, Nor­way.

Died: Ju­ly 26, 1816, Ber­gen, Nor­way.

Buried: Ber­gen, Nor­way, near the the Dom­kirk­en.

Son a farmer, was ed­u­cat­ed in Trond­jhem, and was ap­point­ed fam­ily tu­tor to Coun­ci­lor Meinche, ac­com­pa­nying his son to Sor, Den­mark. He re­turned to Trond­jhem short­ly there­af­ter, where he failed his the­o­lo­gi­cal and ho­mi­le­tic ex­ams, and spent three years there teach­ing and preach­ing. He tra­veled to Co­pen­ha­gen in 1767, and af­ter in­tense stu­dy passed his the­ol­o­gy ex­ams. In 1771, he be­came pri­vate sec­re­ta­ry to Bishop Gun­ner­i­us, and was or­dained the next year. He be­came pas­tor at the Kors­kirk­en (Church of the Cross) in Ber­gen, Nor­way, in 1774, and Bi­shop of Ber­gen in 1804. Brun’s works in­clude:



  1. Ånd over ånder, kom ned fra det høye
  2. De rike byd at de seg ei
  3. Du fødes må på ny
  4. Hos Gud er idel glede
  5. Jesus lever, graven brast
  6. Jesus som iblant oss står
  7. La denne dag, o Herre Gud
  8. La oss bede lysets fader
  9. O sal­ig den Guds Ord har hørt
  10. Til Faderen, o sjel, forglem det ei