Titius, Christoph, son of Christoph Titius or Tietze, pastor at Wilkau, near Kamslau, in Silesia, was born at Wilkau, May 24, 1641. He entered the St. Mary Magdalene Gymnasium, at Breslau, in 1654, and the Aegidien (St. Giles) Gymnasium at Nürnberg, in 1660. He matriculated as a student of Theology at the University of Altdorf, in 1662. After completing his studies at the University of Jena, in 1664, he acted for two years as a family tutor. On Aug. 24, 1666, he was ordained as pastor of Laubenzedel, near Gunzenhausen, in Franconia; and then became, in 1671, pastor at Henfenfeld, near Nürnberg. In 1685 he was appointed diaconus at Hersbruck, near Nürnberg, became archidiaconus in June, 1701, and in Nov., 1701, was appointed chief pastor… Go to person page >
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation."
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >