Ein Kind der Gnade werden

Ein Kind der Gnade werden

Author: Matthew Gottfried Hehl
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Matthew Gottfried Hehl

Hehl, Matthäus Gottfried, was born April 30, 1705, at Ebersbach, near Goppingen, Württemberg, and studied at the University of Tubingen (M.A. 1723). He was assistant clergyman in a village near Tubingen when Zinzendorf visited Tubingen in 1733. Thereafter he became a Moravian, was ordained in 1744 a presbyter, and in 1751 was consecrated in London as coadjutor bishop for America. He arrived at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dec. 10, 1751, and in Nov., 1756, removed to Lititz. On account of advancing years ho resigned his office in 1781, and died at Lititz, Dec. 4, 1787 (Koch, v. 348-349). His hymns were written during his "stay at Herrnhut, and appeared in the Herrnhut Gesang-Buch 1735, and its Appendices. One has passed into English non-Moravi… Go to person page >

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Author: Matthew Gottfried Hehl

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