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Birken, Siegmund von

(Betulius; 1626—81). B. Wildstein, Bohemia: because of religious persecution his family fled to Nürnberg, where he started his schooling. Studied law and theol. at U. of Jena. Because of his poetical gifts he was admitted as a mem. of the Pegnitz Shepherd and Flower Order; poet laureate. Tutor at Wolfenbüttel to the princes of Brunswick-Lüneburg; tutor at various courts. Wrote 52 hymns, including “Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” and “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus.”

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