Wobeser, Ernst Wilhelm von, b. Nov. 29,1727, at Luckenwalde, Brandenburg. Co-editor of the Brüder Gesang-Buch, 1778. He wrote a German metrical version of the Psalter, d. Dec. 16, 1795, at Herrnhut.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzl…