O Christ, hie merk den Glauben stark

O Christ, hie merk den Glauben stark

Author: Friedrich von Spee, 1591-1635
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Friedrich von Spee, 1591-1635

Spee, Friedrich von, son of Peter Spee (of the family of Spee, of Langenfeld), judge at Kaisers worth, was born at Kaisersworth, Feb. 25, 1591. He was educated in the Jesuit gymnasium at Cologne, entered the order of the Jesuits there on Sept. 22, 1610, and was ordained priest about 1621. From 1613 to 1624 he was one of the tutors in the Jesuit college at Cologne, and was then sent to Paderborn to assist in the Counter Reformation. In 1627 he was summoned by the Bishop of W├╝rzburg to act as confessor to persons accused of witchcraft, and, within two years, had to accompany to the stake some 200 persons, of all ranks and ages, in whose innocence he himself firmly believed (His Cautio criminalis, sen de processibus contra sagas lib, Rinteln,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ, hie merk den Glauben stark
Author: Friedrich von Spee, 1591-1635

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