O Mensch, sieh hier das Leben

O Mensch, sieh hier das Leben

Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676
Tune: INNSBRUCK
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gr√§fenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Mensch, sieh hier das Leben
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676
Language: German
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.



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