In peace I'll now lie down to sleep

In peace I'll now lie down to sleep

Author: Christian Scriver
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Christian Scriver

Scriver, Christian, son of Christian Scriver (Schriver, Schreiber), merchant at Rendsburg in Holstein, was born at Rendsburg, Jan. 2, 1629; and was from his birth destined for the ministry. His father died of the plague, in 1629, but by the help of a rich great-uncle, he was able eventually to matriculate at the University of Rostock in Oct., 1647 (M.A., 1649). In 1650 he became tutor to a family at Segeberg, near L├╝beck. While visiting a married half-sister at Stendal, he preached there with much acceptance, and was appointed, in 1653, archidiaconus of St. James's Church there. He then became, in 1667, pastor of St. James's Church at Magdeburg, where he was also appointed, in 1674, assessor at the consistory, in 1676 as Scholarch, in 1679… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In peace I'll now lie down to sleep
Author: Christian Scriver
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements