Bohmer, Just Henning, s. of Valentin Bohmer, advocate of Hannover, b. at Hannover, Jan. 29, 1674. After studying Law at the Universities at Jena, Rinteln, and Halle, he graduated at Halle in 1698, and began to lecture in 1699. In 1701 he was appointed Professor extraordinary, in 1702 Doctor, and and in 1711 ordinary Professor of Law, at Halle. He subsequently received many honour?, being appointed in 1731 Director of the University of Halle, in 1743 Chaucellor of the Duciiy of Magdeburg, &c, and was reckoned a very high authority especially in ecclesiastical law. While lecturing to his students, Aug. 8, 1749, he suddenly became ill, and after a stroke of palsy, d. Aug. 23, 1749. (Koch, iv. 373-375; Allg. Deutsche Biog. f iii. 79-81, the lat… Go to person page >
Brick durch, mein angefochtnes Herz. [Passiontide.] First published 1704, No. 646, in 14 stanzas. of 5 lines, repeated as No. 218 in the Berlin Geistliche Lieder, ed. 1863. Translated as:—
Courage, my sorely tempted heart! A good tr. by Miss Winkworth of st. i.-iii., vi., ix., xii.-xiv. in the 2nd Series of her Lyra Germanica 1858, p. 143, repeated as No. 126 in her Chorale Book for England, 1863. In Schaff’s Christ in Song, ed. 1879, p. 356.
-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)