Hiller, Friedrich Conrad, was born at Unteröwisheim, near Bruchsal, in 1662. In 1680 he began the study of law at the University of Tübingen, where he became a licentiate in civil and canon law. He died at Stuttgart, Jan. 23, 1726, where he had been since 1685 advocate in chancery at the ducal court.
His hymns, which found favour in Hannover, and have kept their place in Wtirttemberg, appeared in his Denck-mahl der Erkentniss, Liebe und Lob Gottes, in neuen geistlichen Liedern, &c, Stuttgart, 1711, with melodies by J. G. C. Storl. The only one tranlated into English is:—
O Jerusalem du schöne. Heaven. 1711, as above, p. 535, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines, entitled Longing after Eternal Life. It has been a great favourite in Württemb… Go to person page >