Johann Christian Lange

Short Name: Johann Christian Lange
Full Name: Lange, Johann Christian, 1669-1756
Birth Year: 1669
Death Year: 1756

Lange, Johann Christian, D.D., was born at Leipzig, Dec. 25, 1669, and studied at the University of Leipzig (M.A. 1689). In 1697 he was appointed extraordinary professor of Philosophy, in 1698 professor of Morals, and in 1707 professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of Giessen. He then became, in 1716, superintendent and first court preacher at Idstein, near Wiesbaden, graduating D.D. in the same year; the districts of Saarbruck and Usingen being also put under his care respectively in 1722 and 1728. He died at Idstein, Dec. 16, 1756 (Koch, iv. 398, &c). His hymns, distinguished by fervent love to Christ, were written mostly during his residence at Lüneburg, 1691-94, as tutor in the house of J. W. Petersen (q.v.). Only one has passed into English, viz:—
Mein Herzens-Jesu, meine Lust. Love to Christ. On the Names and Offices of Christ. This is found, without his name, in J. H. Hävecker's Kirchen Echo, 1695, No. 64, in 18 stanzas of 7 lines, repeated in the Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Halle, 1697, p. 140, Porst's Gesang-Buch,edition 1855, No. 64, &c. With this hymn Lange comforted himself on his death-bed. Translated as: (1) "Sweet Jesus who my Wish fulfills." In Lyra Davidica, 1708, p. 44. (2) "Jesu! my Heart's most joyful Rest." In the Supplement to German Psalmody, edition 1765, p. 7, and Select Hymns from the German Psalter, Tranquebar, 1754, p. 9. (3) "Jesu, Thou my Heart's pleasing Feast." As No. 675 in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. (4) "Jesus Thou art my heart's delight." As No. 274 in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789 (1886, No. 358). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Johann Christian Lange (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Du, Jesu, bist mein HimmelswegJohann Christian Lange, 1669-1756 (Author)German5
Es ist in keinem andern Heil, kein Nam ist sonst gegebenJohann Christian Lange (Author (v. 2 & 3))German2
Fröhlich, fröhlich, immer fröhlich!Johann Christian Lange (Author)German2
Jesu, my heart's most joyful restJohann Christian Lange (Author)3
Jesus, thou art my hearts delightJohann Christian Lange (Author)2
Mein Herzens-Jesu, meine LustJohann Christian Lange (Author)German39
Mein Jesus, süße SeelenlustJohann Christian Lange (Author)German6
Min Hjertens Jesus, søde LystJoh. Lange (Author)Norwegian4
O Gott, du Tiefe sonder GrundJohann Christian Lange (Author)German1
O Jesu, süßes Licht, Nun ist die Nacht vergangenDr. Joh. Chr. Lange (Author)German2
Ophøiet Jesu, søde LystJohann Christian Lange (Author)Norwegian1
Wer recht die Pfingsten feiern willJohann Christian Lange (Author)German2

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