1 O Lebenswort! wer dankt genug,
Daß Du im Fleisch gekommen,
Und nach der Liebe tiefstem Zug
Das Knechtsbild angenommen!
Du schämtest Dich der Sünder nicht,
Gingst selber für sie ins Gericht
Und starbst für ihre Sünden.
2 Kein Mensch dies Wunder fassen kann,
Kein Engel kann's verstehen.
Der Glaube schaut's und betet an,
Bewundert, was geschehen.
Drum sei Dir unser Lob geweiht,
Denn Dir, dem Herrn der Herrlichkeit,
Lob, Ehr' und Ruhm gebühret.
Hiller, Philipp Friedrich, son of Johann Jakob Hiller, pastor at Mühlhausen on the the Enz, Württemberg, was born at Mühlhausen, Jan. 6, 1699. He was educated at the clergy training schools at Denkendorf (under J. A. Bengel) and Maulbronn, and the University of Tübingen (M.A. 1720). His first clerical appointment was as assistant at Brettach, near Neckarsulm, 1724-27. He afterwards held similar posts at Hessigheim and elsewhere, and was also, from 1729-31, a private tutor at Nürnberg. He was then, on St. Bartholomew's Day, 1732, instituted as pastor of Neckargröningen, on the Neckar, near Marbach. In 1736 he became pastor of his native place, and in 1748 pastor at Steinheim, near Heidenheim. In his third year of residence at Steinheim… Go to person page >