Johann Bornschuerer

Short Name: Johann Bornschuerer
Full Name: Bornschuerer, Johann, 1625-1677
Birth Year: 1625
Death Year: 1677

Bornschürer, Johannes, born Nov. 5, 1625, at Schmalkalden. After studying at the Universities of Marburg, Jena, Erfurt, and Strassburg he became, in 1650, pastor at Brotterode in Hesse Cassol, 1657 at Steinbach-Hallenberg, 1661 diaconus at Schmalkalden, and in 1670 decan in the town of Tann, where he died Dec. 5, 1677 (Koch, iii. 430; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, iii. 176). To the hymn-book which he edited for use in Tann, published as Geistliche Lieder zu Ubung christlicher Gottseeligkeit, at Meiningen, 1676, he contributed five hymns, one of which is:—
Gott Vater, höre unser Bitt. [Holy Baptism]. This prayer to the Holy Trinity for a blessing on the child, appeared as No. 6 of the Baptismal Hymns in 1676, as above, p. 435, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. v In the Unverfälschter Liedersegen, 1851, No. 260. The only translation in common use is "O God the Father! hear our prayer," a good and full translation by A. T. Russell, Nos. 154,155, in his Psalms & Hymns, 1851, No. 155 beginning "O Thou most Holy Trinity," being a translation of stanza iv. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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