Winckler, John Joseph, a German Pietist, was born at Luckau, in Saxony, December 23, 1670. He was at first a pastor at Magdeburg, then a chaplain in the Protestant army, accompanying the troops to Holland and Italy, and at length returned to Magdeburg and became chief minister of the cathedral. He was no less eminent for his mental culture than for his piety. He was a preacher and writer who had the courage of his convictions, and this quality is notably manifest in the hymn by him found in this collection. He died August 11, 1722.
Shall I, for fear of feeble man 225
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Translator: C. G. Haas
Born: November 27, 1862, New Haven, Missouri.
Died: June 13, 1928, Buffalo, New York.
Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.
Haas attended public schools in Jefferson City, Missouri, and graduated from Elmhurst College, near Chicago, Illinois (1883) and Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri (1886). He organized and served at St. James Church, St. Louis, Missouri (1886-1903), and was pastor of St. Paul’s Church, Buffalo, New York (1903-28).
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