Herbert, Petrus, seems to have been a native of or resident at Fulnek in Moravia. He was ordained priest of the Brethren's Unity in 1562, became a member of the Select Council in 1567, and was latterly Consenior of the Unity. By the Unity he was entrusted with many important missions. He was sent as a deputy to confer with Calvin: and again in 1562 to arrange with Duke Christoph of Württemberg for the education at Tübingen of young men from the Bohemian Brethren. He was also one of the deputies sent to Vienna to present the revised form of the Brethren's Confession of Faith to the Emperor Maximilian II. in 1564, and in 1566 to present their new German Hymn Book. He died at Eibenschütz in 1571 (Koch, ii. 414, Allgemeine Deutsche Biographi… Go to person page >
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Display Title: Now, God, Be With UsFirst Line: Now, God, be with us, for the night is closingTune Title: CHRISTE FONS JUGISAuthor: Petrus Herbert (?-1571); Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)Meter: 11 11 11 5Scripture: Psalm 91Date: 1998Subject: Evening |
Display Title: Now God Be with UsFirst Line: Now God be with usTune Title: INTEGER VITAEAuthor: Catherine Winkworth; Petrus HerbertMeter: 22.214.171.124. IambicScripture: Psalm 91; Psalm 139:1-12; Luke 11:1-4Date: 1995Subject: Morning and Evening | ; God--Presence of | ; Rest |
Display Title: Now God Be with UsFirst Line: Now God be with us, for the night is closing:Tune Title: FLEMMINGAuthor: Petrus Herbert; Catherine WinkworthMeter: 126.96.36.199Source: The Chorale Book for England, 1863