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Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches.
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Display Title: Our God so Loved the World that HeFirst Line: Our God so loved the world that HeTune Title: GRACE CHURCHAuthor: Johannes Olearius 1611-1684Meter: L. M.Date: 1901Subject: Faith and Justification |
Display Title: Our God so Loved the World that HeFirst Line: Our God so loved the world that HeTune Title: HEBRONAuthor: Johannes Olearius 1611-1684Meter: L. M.Date: 1901Subject: Faith and Justification |