Simple Innocence, Most Holy

Author: Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg

Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, son of Georg Spangenberg, Lutheran pastor at Klettenberg near Nordhausen, was born at Klettenberg, July 15, 1704. He entered the University of Jena in 1722, as a student of law, but soon abandoned law for the study of theology. He lived in the house of Professor Buddeus, graduated M.A. in 1726, and for some time lectured there. In Sept. 1732 he went to Halle as adjunct of the Theological faculty and superintendent of the Orphanage schools. Here he associated himself with the Separatists, and by an edict from Berlin was deprived of his offices, and, on April 8, 1733, was expelled from Halle. He at once proceeded to Herrnhut, and was received into the Moravian Community, with which he had become acquainted as ear… Go to person page >

Translator: Madeleine Forell Marshall

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Text Information

First Line: Simple innocence, most holy
Title: Simple Innocence, Most Holy
Author: Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg (1740)
Translator: Madeleine Forell Marshall (1994)
Meter: 8.7.8.7. Trochaic
Language: English
Notes: Alternate translation, hymn 717
Copyright: Tr. © 1994 by Madeleine Forell Marshall

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Moravian Book of Worship #715



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