Joachim Justus Breithaupt

Short Name: Joachim Justus Breithaupt
Full Name: Breithaupt, Joachim Justus, 1658-1732
Birth Year: 1658
Death Year: 1732

Breithaupt, Joachim Justus, son of Christian Breithaupt, Superintendent of the district of Hohenstadt or Honstedt, Hannover, was born at Nordheim, in Hannover, Feb., 1658. After a theological course at Helmstadt he became, in 1680, Conrector of the Gymnasium at Wolfenbüttel, but left in 1681, and, after being Professor of Homiletics in Kiel, was appointed, in 1685, Court preacher and member of the Consistory at Meiningen. In 1687 he became Pastor and Professor of Theology at Erfurt, receiving in the same year the degree of D.D. from the University of Kiel. Driven from Kiel by the Pietistic Controversy, he was appointed in 1691 pastor of the Cathedral Church, and dean of the Theological Faculty, at Halle; and in 1705, in addition, General Superintendent of the Duchy of Magdeburg. In 1709 he became Abt of Kloster-Bergen and Inspector of the Saalkreis. He died at Kloster-Bergen, March 16, 1732 (Koch, iv. 331-312; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, iii. 291-292; Bode, p. 49). Of his 4 (5?) hymns one has passed into English:—
Jesus Christus, Gottes Lamm. [Passiontide.] Founded on Romans viii. 8-11. First in the Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Halle, 1697, p. 549, in 5 stanzas. The translations are—(1) "Christ, th' eternal Lamb of God," by J.C. Jacobi, 1725, p. 13), repeated as No. 537 in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. (2) "Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God," in G. Moultrie's Hymns and Lyrics, 1867, p. 64. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Joachim Justus Breithaupt (13)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Christ the eternal Lamb of GodJoachim Justus Breithaupt (Author)English2
Das wahre ChristenthumJ. Breithaupt, g. 1658, d. 1732 (Author)1
Forsøger eder selvJ. J. Breithaupt (Author)Norwegian5
Jesus Christus, Gottes LammJoachim Justus Breithaupt (Author)German8
Lob sei dem theuren GotteslammJ. Breithaupt, g. 1658, d. 1732 (Author)2
O God, thou bottomless abyss!Dr. Breithaupt (Alterer)English2
O Gottes Sohn, Herr Jesu Christ, Daß man recht könne gläubenJ. J. Breithaupt (Author (attributed to))German1
O Gottes Sohn von EwigkeitJoachim Justus Breithaupt (Author)4
O reicher Gott voll GütigkeitJ. J. Breithaupt, 1658-1732 (Author)German18
O Sohn, du Gott von EwigkeitJoachim Justus Breithaupt (Author)3
Thee will I love, my strength, my tower (Breithaupt)Breithaupt (Author)2
Versuchet euch doch selbstJoachim Justus Breithaupt (Author)41
Versucht und prueft euch selbstJoachim Justus Breithaupt (Author)4
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