No temas tú, pequeña grey

Author: Michael Altenburg

Altenburg, Johann Michael, b. at Alach, near Erfurt, on Trinity Sunday, 1584. After completing his studies he was for some time teacher and precentor in Erfurt. In 1608 he was appointed pastor of Ilversgehofen and Marbach near Erfurt; in 1611, of Troch-telborn; and in 1621 of Gross-Sommern or Som-merda near Erfurt. In the troublous war times he was forced, in 1631, to flee to Erfurt, and there, on the news of the victory of Leipzig, Sept. 17, 1631, he composed his best known hymn. He remained in Erfurt without a charge till, in 1637, he was appointed diaconus of the Augustino Church, and, in 1638, pastor of St. Andrew's Church. He d. at Erfurt February 12, 1640 (Koch, iii. 115-117 ; Allg. Deutsche Biog., i. p. 363, and x. p. 766—the latte… Go to person page >

Translator: Marta Weihmüller

(no biographical information available about Marta Weihmüller.) Go to person page >

Translator: J. R. de Balloch

Born: 1894, Spain. de Ball­och is said to have lived in Ar­gen­ti­na.  Go to person page >

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First Line: No temas tú, pequeña grey
German Title: Verzage nicht, du Häuflein klein
Author: Michael Altenburg
Translator: Marta Weihmüller
Translator: J. R. de Balloch
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7
Language: Spanish

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