Heinrich Ernst, eldest son of Christian Ernst, Count of Stolberg Wernigerode, was born at Wernigerode, Dec. 7, 1716. During the lifetime of his father (who was one of the best hymnologists of his day, and founder of the fine Library at Wernigerode), he was Canon of Halberstadt. He succeeded to the estates in 1771, and died at Halberstadt, Oct. 24, 1778.
He contributed four hymns to the Wernigerode Gesang-Buch,1735. A selection from his Geistliche Gedichte was published at Halle, 1748-52. The rest of his printed hymns appeared in his Betrachtungen der Sonn- und Fest-täglichen Evangelien in Liedern, Wernigerode, 1750 (all original), and in the Neue Sammlung geistlicher Lieder, Wernigerode, 1752, which includes 818 hymns, of which some 370 a… Go to person page >