Finx, Erasmus, was b. at Lübeck, Nov. 19,1627. After studying law at various universities and acting for some time as travelling tutor, he settled, at Nürnberg as writer and corrector for the press, remaining there till his death, Dec. (Oct.?) 20, 1694.
Under the name of Francisci (from his father's Christian name of Francis) he published a large number of historical and religious works. Of his some 200 hymns, which mostly appeared interspersed in his devotional works, two have passed into English:—
i. 0 Herr gieb Acht. (Christian Warfare.] In his Ruhestunden, pt. iii. p. 1007, Leipzig, 1680, in 12 stanzas Translated as, "Lord, watch each hour," as No. 689 in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754.
ii. 0 wie ist der Wag so schmal.… Go to person page >