Heermann, Johann, son of Johannes Heermann, furrier at Baudten, near Wohlau, Silesia, was born at Baudten, Oct. 11, 1585. He was the fifth but only surviving child of his parents, and during a severe illness in his childhood his mother vowed that if he recovered she would educate him for the ministry, even though she had to beg the necessary money. He passed through the schools at Wohlau; at Fraustadt (where he lived in the house of Valerius Herberger, q. v., who took a great interest in him); the St. Elizabeth gymnasium at Breslau; and the gymnasium at Brieg. At Easter, 1609, he accompanied two young noblemen (sons of Baron Wenzel von Rothkirch), to whom he had been tutor at Brieg, to the University of Strassburg; but an affection of the e… Go to person page >
Translator: F. Samuel Janzow
F. Samuel Janzow was Professor of English at Concordia University Chicago from 1954 to 1980.
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Display Title: Grant, Lord Jesus, that My HealingFirst Line: Grant, Lord Jesus, that my healingTune Title: DER AM KREUZAuthor: Johann Heermann, 1585-1647; F. Samuel Janzow, b. 1913Meter: 87 87 88 77Date: 1982Subject: Lent |