O Christ, the leader of that war-worn host

O Christ, the leader of that war-worn host

Author: Matthäus Appeles von Löwenstern
Tune: MARDEN
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Matthäus Appeles von Löwenstern

Löwenstern, Matthäus Apelles von, was born April 20, 1594, at Neustadt, in the principality of Oppeln, Silesia, where his father was a saddler. He early distinguished himself by his musical abilities, was appointed in 1625, by Duke Heinrich Wenzel of Münsterberg, as his music director and treasurer at Bernstadt: in 1626, director of the princely school at Bernstadt; and in 1631 Rath and Secretary and also Director of finance. Thereafter he entered the service of the Emperors Ferdinand II. (d. 1637), and Ferdinand III. as Rath, and was ennobled by the latter. Fi¬nally he became Staatsrath at Oels to Duke Carl Friedrich of Münsterberg, and died at Breslau, April 11, 1648 (Koch, iii. 57-60 ; Allgemeine Deutsche Biog. xix. 318, &c). Lowen… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ, the leader of that war-worn host
Author: Matthäus Appeles von Löwenstern
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #393a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d724

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