Johann Heermann's (b. Raudten, Silesia, Austria, 1585; d. Lissa, Posen [now Poland], 1647) own suffering and family tragedy led him to meditate on Christ's undeserved suffering. The only surviving child of a poor furrier and his wife, Heermann fulfilled his mother's vow at his birth that, if he lived, he would become a pastor. Initially a teacher, Heermann became a minister in the Lutheran Church in Koben in 1611 but had to stop preaching in 1634 due to a severe throat infection. He retired in 1638. Much of his ministry took place during the Thirty Years' War. At times he had to flee for his life and on several occasions lost all his possessions. Although Heermann wrote many of his hymns and poems during these devastating times, his persona… Go to person page >
Author: St. Augustine
St. Augustine, born in Africa; wrote six books on music, which were printed at Lyons, 1586, eleven hundred forty six years after his death, which took place A.D. 440.
A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876 Go to person page >
Translator (Norwegian): Anonymous
In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Display Title: Saa sandt jeg lever, siger GudFirst Line: Saa sandt jeg lever, siger GudDate: 1893Subject: 21 Søndag efter Trefoldigheds Fest | Til Aftensang; 3 Søndag efter Trefoldigheds Fest | Til Høimesse; Third Sunday after Trinity Sunday | High Mass; Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity Sunday | For Evening
Display Title: Saa sandt jeg lever, siger GudFirst Line: Saa sandt jeg lever, siger GudAuthor: J. Heermann; Ukj.Date: 1897Subject: 21 Søndag efter Trefoldigheds Fest | Til Aftensang; Third Sunday after Trinity Sunday | High Mass; Tredie Søndag efter Trefoldigheds Fest | Til Høimesse; Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity Sunday | For EveningSource: Efter Ord of Augustin