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Friedrich Conrad Hiller

Short Name: Friedrich Conrad Hiller
Full Name: Hiller, Friedrich Conrad, 1662-1726
Birth Year: 1662
Death Year: 1726

Hiller, Friedrich Conrad, was born at Unteröwisheim, near Bruchsal, in 1662. In 1680 he began the study of law at the University of Tübingen, where he became a licentiate in civil and canon law. He died at Stuttgart, Jan. 23, 1726, where he had been since 1685 advocate in chancery at the ducal court.

His hymns, which found favour in Hannover, and have kept their place in Wtirttemberg, appeared in his Denck-mahl der Erkentniss, Liebe und Lob Gottes, in neuen geistlichen Liedern, &c, Stuttgart, 1711, with melodies by J. G. C. Storl. The only one tranlated into English is:—
O Jerusalem du schöne. Heaven. 1711, as above, p. 535, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines, entitled Longing after Eternal Life. It has been a great favourite in Württemberg, and was included in the Württemberg Gesang-Buch, 1742, and again in that of 1842. The fine melody set to it in 1711 is found in the Sarum Hymnal, 1868, No. 252.
The translations are: (1) "O Jerusalem the golden," by R. Massie, 1864, p. 140, repeated in Reid's Praise Book, 1872. (2) "O Jerusalem! fair dwelling," in J. D. Burns's Memoir and Remains, 1869, p. 256. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology

Texts by Friedrich Conrad Hiller (10)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Du, Gott, hast's angefangenFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)German7
Faith calmeth every careF. Hiller (Author)1
Ich lobe dich, mein Auge schauetFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)German18
Ich lobe dich von ganzer SeelenFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)2
Jehovah, Herr und König der Könige und Herrn!Friedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)German4
O Jerusalem, du Schöne, da man Gott beständig ehrtFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)German70
O Jerusalem, fair dwellingFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)2
O Jerusalem the golden, Where God's praisesFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)English3
Ruhet wohl ihr TotenbeineFriedrich Conrad Hiller (Author)German30
Who to the end enduresF. Hiller (Author)1

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