This Body in the Grave We Lay

Author: Michael Weisse

Michael Weiss was born at Neisse, in Silesia. He was a pastor among the Bohemian Brethren, and a contemporary with Luther. His hymns have received commendation. He died in 1540. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Translator: William M. Czamanske

Born: Aug­ust 26, 1873, Gran­ville, Wis­con­sin. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1964. Buried: Saint Johns Lu­ther­an Cem­e­tery - North Wil­low Creek, Ver­non Cen­ter, Min­ne­so­ta. Czamanske grad­u­at­ed from Con­cor­dia Col­lege, Mil­wau­kee, Wis­con­sin (1894) and Con­cor­dia Sem­in­a­ry, St. Louis, Mis­sou­ri (1898). Or­dained in 1898, he served at Lu­ther­an church­es near Ma­del­ia, Min­ne­so­ta (1898-1902); West Hen­ri­et­ta, New York (1902-04); Ro­ches­ter, New York (1904-10); and She­boy­gan, Wis­con­sin, (1910-51). He con­trib­ut­ed po­ems to the Lu­ther­an Wit­ness, Sun­day School Times, Etude, Ex­po­si­tor, and North­west­ern Lu­ther­an. He was a mem­ber of the sub­c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This body in the grave we lay
Title: This Body in the Grave We Lay
German Title: Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben
Author: Michael Weisse (1531)
Translator: William M. Czamanske (1938)
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1938 Concordia Publishing House



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