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Johannes de Watteville

Short Name: Johannes de Watteville
Full Name: Watteville, Johannes de, 1718-1788
Birth Year: 1718
Death Year: 1788

Johannes de Watteville, was the son-in-law of Nicholas Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf, married to Zinzendorf's daughter Benigna. He was a Moravian bishop in Germany. He originated the Christingle tradition in 1747 when he gave each child in his church a lighted candle wrapped in a red ribbon with a prayer that said "Lord Jesus, kindle a flame in these dear children's hearts."


Watteville, Johannes von, originally Johann Michael Langguth, but adopted by F. von Watteville, b. Oct. 18, 1718, at Walschleben near Erfurt. Member of the Unity's Direction, 1764. d. Oct. li, 1788, at Gnadenfrei, Silesia.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Johannes de Watteville (12)sort descendingAsInstances
Bleib' mir, o Lamm! blieb' immerJ. v. Watteville, g. 1718, d. 1788 (Author)2
Die Gnade des Herrn Jesu ChristJ. V. Watteville, g. 1718, d. 1788 (Author)1
Jesus, Thyself to us revealJohannes de Watteville (Author)4
Lord Jesus, may I constantlyJ. de Watteville (Author)5
Lord Jesus, with thy presence blessJ. de Watteville (Author)8
Mein Wohlergehn im HerzenJohannes von Watteville (Author)3
Niemals hab' ich jemand noch Schm'hlicher betruebetJohannes von Watteville (Author)3
O du Mann voll SchmerzJohannes von Watteville (Author)4
Solche Leute will der Koenig habenJohannes von Watteville (Author)3
Thanks to the Man of sorrows beJohannes von Watteville (Author)4
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, The love of God, so highly prizedJ. de Watteville (Author)6
Unser's lammes wunden und der offne seitenschrein sindJohannes von Watteville (Author)4
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