Reissner, Adam, was born in 1496 at Mündelsheim (now Mündelheim) in Swabian Bavaria. He first studied at Wittenberg, and then, about 1521, he learned Hebrew and Greek under Johann Keuchlin. He then became private secretary to Georg von Freundsberg (who died Aug. 20, 1528), and accompanied him during the campaign in Italy, 1530-27. After the capture of Rome in 1527 he went back to Germany, and spent some time at Strassburg, where he became a friend and adherent of Caspar Schwenkfeldt. He seems to have been living at Frankfurt-am-Main in 1563, but thereafter returned to Mündelheim, where he was still living in 1572. He appears to have died there about 1575. (Koch, ii. 156; Preface to his Historia Herrn Georgen unnd Herrn Casparn von Fründ… Go to person page >
Translator (sts. 1-4): Catherine Winkworth
Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation."
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >
Display Title: I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy NameFirst Line: I trust, O Lord, Your holy nameTune Title: IN DICH HAB ICH GEHOFFETAuthor: Adam Reusner, 1496-c. 1575; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78Meter: 887 447Scripture: Psalm 31:1-5; Psalm 40:4; Psalm 64:10Date: 2006Subject: Psalm paraphrase | Psalm 31Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book, Pittsburgh, 1907, tr. st. 5 alt.