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Do Not Despair, O Little Floci

Do not despair, O little flock

Author: Michael Altenburg
Tune: KOMMT HER ZU MIR
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Michael Altenburg

Altenburg, Johann Michael, b. at Alach, near Erfurt, on Trinity Sunday, 1584. After completing his studies he was for some time teacher and precentor in Erfurt. In 1608 he was appointed pastor of Ilversgehofen and Marbach near Erfurt; in 1611, of Troch-telborn; and in 1621 of Gross-Sommern or Som-merda near Erfurt. In the troublous war times he was forced, in 1631, to flee to Erfurt, and there, on the news of the victory of Leipzig, Sept. 17, 1631, he composed his best known hymn. He remained in Erfurt without a charge till, in 1637, he was appointed diaconus of the Augustino Church, and, in 1638, pastor of St. Andrew's Church. He d. at Erfurt February 12, 1640 (Koch, iii. 115-117 ; Allg. Deutsche Biog., i. p. 363, and x. p. 766—the latte… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do not despair, O little flock
Title: Do Not Despair, O Little Floci
Author: Michael Altenburg
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7
Source: Tr. Lutheran Book of Worship
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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Lutheran Worship #300
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