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Who Knows When Death May Overtake Me

Who knows when death may overtake me! Time passes on, my end draws near

Author: Aemilie Juliane, Gräfin von Schwarzburg Rudolstadt (1637-1706, abr.)
Tune: WER WEISS, WIE NAHE
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Aemilie Juliane, Gräfin von Schwarzburg Rudolstadt

Emilie Juliane was daughter of Count Albert Friedrich of Barby and Mühlingen (on the Elbe, near its junction with the Saale). During the Thirty Years' war her father and family had to seek refuge in the Heidecksburg, the castle of his uncle, Count Ludwig Günther of Schwarzburg Rudolstadt, and Emilie was born at the Heidecksburg, Aug. 16, 1637. After the death of her father (1641) and mother (1642), she was adopted by her mother's sister (who was her godmother, and had become the wife of Count Ludwig Günther), and was educated at Rudolstadt with her cousins, under the care of Dr. Ahasuerus Fritsch, and other tutors. She became the wife of her cousin, Albert Anton, July 7, 1665, and died at Rudolstadt, Dec. 3, 1706 (Koch, iv. 56-63; Allg.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Who knows when death may overtake me! Time passes on, my end draws near
Title: Who Knows When Death May Overtake Me
German Title: Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende
Author: Aemilie Juliane, Gräfin von Schwarzburg Rudolstadt (1637-1706, abr.)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941 (tr.)
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941 Concordia Publishing House

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