(16701739). Theol., composer, and poet; b. Gandersheim, Brunswick, Ger.; educ. Jena, Erfurt, and Halle; A. H. Francke's* asst. at Glaucha; married his daughter; later was his colleague at St. Ulrich's, Halle; succeeded Francke to that pastorate; with G. A. Francke* he headed institutions est. by A. H. Francke; ed. collections of hymns, including Geistreiches Gesangbuch and Neues Geistreiches Gesangbuch; composed 22 hymn tunes, including one for Macht hoch die Tür.
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