Caspar Neumann

Short Name: Caspar Neumann
Full Name: Neumann, Caspar, 1648-1715
Birth Year: 1648
Death Year: 1715

Neumann, Caspar, son of Martin Neumann, city tax-collector at Breslau, was born at Breslau, Sept. 14,1648. He entered the Unversity of Jena in Sept. 1667, graduated M.A. in August 1670, and was for some time one of the University lecturers. On Nov. 30, 1673, he was ordained at the request of Duke Ernst of Gotha as travelling chaplain to his son, Prince Christian, whom he accompanied through Western Germany, Switzerland, Northern Italy, and Southern France; returning to Gotha in 1675. In 1676 he became court preacher at Altenburg, but in Dec. 1678 was appointed diaconus of the St. Mary Magdalene Church at Breslau, and pastor there in 1689. Finally, in Feb. 1697 he became pastor of St. Elizabeth's at Breslau, inspector of the churches and schools of the district, and first professor of theology in the two Gymnasia at Breslau. He died at Breslau, Jan. 27, 1715 (S. J. Ehrhardt's Presbyterologie Schlesiens i. 211; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie xxiii. 532, &c). Neumann was a celebrated preacher, and edited a well-known prayer-book, entitled Kern alter Gebete (Breslau, 1680; complete ed. Breslau, 1697) which passed through many editions. He wrote over thirty hymns, simple, heartfelt and useful, which became very popu¬lar in Silesia, and almost all of which passed into Burg's Gesang-Buch, Breslau, 1746, and later editions. They mostly appeared, with his initials, in the 9th ed., N.D., but about 1700, of the Breslau Vollständige Kirchen-und Haus-Music. Those which have been translated are:—

i. Adam hat im Paradies. Christmas. 1700, as above, p. 71, in 8 st. In the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 23. Translated as "Adam did, in Paradise." By Miss Manington, 1864, p. 21.
ii. Grosser Gott, von alten Zeiten. Sunday Morning. 1700, p. 886, in 6 st. of 6 1. as "for Sundays and Festivals." Thence in many Silesian hymnbooks, and in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 481. The translations in common use are:-—
1. God of Ages never ending, Ruling. A good translation, omitting st. iii., by H. J. Buckoll in his Hymns from the German, 1842, p. 5. His translations of st. i., ii., vi. were repeated in the Dalston Hospital Hymn Book, 1848; the Rugby School Hymn Book, 1850 and 1876, and others.
2. Great God of Ages! by whose power. A translation of st. i., ii., vi. as No. 10 in J. F. Thrupp's Psalms & Hymns, 1853.
3. God of Ages never ending! All creation. A good translation of st. i., ii., vi., based on Buckoll, con¬tributed by A. T. Russell to P. Maurice's Choral Hymn Book, 1861, No. 466.
4. God of Ages, great and mighty. A translation of st. i., ii., v., vi. by C. H. L. Schnette, as No. 291 in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal 1880.
iii. Herr! auf Erden muss ich leiden. Ascension. 1700 as above, p. 1098, in 6 st. of 8 1., and in the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 159. The translation in common use is:—
(1) Lord, on earth I dwell sad-hearted. A good translation, omitting st. iv., v., by Miss Winkworth, as No. 66 in her Chorale Book for England, 1863; repeated in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880. Another translation is (2) "Lord, on earth I dwell in pain." By Miss Winkworth, 1855, p. 106.
iv. Mein Gott, nun ist es wieder Morgen. Morning. 1700, as above, p. 871, in 6 st., and in the Berlin Geistliche Lieder ed. 1863, No. 1119. Translated as "My God, again the morning breaketh." By Miss Manington, 1863, p. 118.
v. Nun bricht die finstre Nacht herein. Sunday Evening. 1700 as above, p. 982, in 11 st. In the Berlin Geistliche Liedered. 1863, No. 1177. Translated as "Soon night the world in gloom will steep." By Miss Manington, 1863, p. 152. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Texts by Caspar Neumann (48)sort iconAsInstances
Ach, kdyze jen ma smrt prijde?Caspar Neumann (Author)1
Ach, noc tmava chce moc bratiCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Adam v raji protrhlCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Auf, mein Herz, des Herren TagCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Boze muoj, opet svetlo vidimCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Boze, od Nehoz vsecko mameCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Boze, Ty sji v Synu svemCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Boze velky od vecnostiCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Den nedelni' [svatecni'] se skonavaCaspar Neumann (Author)2
From eternity, O GodC. Neumann, 1648-1715 (Author)5
God from all eternityCaspar Neumann (Author)5
God of ages, all transcendingCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Gott, du hast in deinem SohnCaspar Neumann (Author)21
Gott, meines Lebens Meister, du Herr der ganzen WeltC. Neumann, geb. 1648 (Author)3
Gottes und Marien Sohn, liebster JesuCaspar Neumann (Author)7
Gracious God, again is ended Of my life another dayCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Grosser Gott von alten ZeitenCasp. Neumann, 1648-1715 (Author)9
Herr, auf Erden muss ich leidenCaspar Neumann (Author)4
Herr! du fährst mit Glanz und FreudenCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Herr, du fährst mit Glanz und FreudenCaspar Neumann (Author)10
Herr, du hast fuer alle Suender, Einen reichenCaspar Neumann (Author)12
Herr! du hast für alle SünderCaspar Neumann (Author)3
Herr, du hast in deinem Reich Grosse ScharenCasp. Neumann, 1648-1715 (Author)11
Herr, es hat dein treues LiebenCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Herr! es ist von meinem LebenCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Herr, es ist von meinem leben, Abermal ein tag dahinCasp. Neumann (Author)3
Herr, es ist von meinem Leben Weiner eine NachtCaspar Neumann (Author)36
Jesu der du Tor und RiegelCaspar Neumann (Author)13
Jesus, thou from death hast risenCaspar Neumann (Author)3
Lieber Gott, wann werd ich sterbenCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Lord, on earth I dwell in painNeumann (Author)3
Lord, on earth I dwell sad heartedNeumann (Author)2
Mein Gott, nun ist es wieder MorgenCaspar Neumann (Author)4
Nejsladsi Jezisi, Kams se odebralCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Nezoufej, krest'ane milyCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Nun bricht die Finstre nacht hereinCaspar Neumann (Author)31
O Duchu Svaty a drahyCaspar Neumann (Author)2
O Gott, von dem wir alles habenCaspar Neumann (Author)28
O Jezu, ma zadostiCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Pane, ja zde musim bytiCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Pane, jiz z zivota mehoCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Pane Ty jsi stuol obzvlastniCaspar Neumann (Author)2
S bohem ja chci zacitiCaspar Neumann (Author)2
St'astnes, hodinko milaCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Synu Bozi a likdky, Bitej, Jezu milyCaspar Neumann (Author)2
Vzhuru srdce, tento denCaspar Neumann (Author)1
Welcome God's and Mary's SonCaspar Neumann, 1648-1715 (Author)2
Wohl mir, Jesu, du bist tot, Denn man tr'getCaspar Neumann (Author)4