(15561608). Luth. preacher and hymnist; b. Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Ger.; educ. Erfurt and Wittenberg; held various pastorates; helped sustain staunch Lutheranism during the Counter* Reformation. Credited with words and music of Wie schön leucht's uns der Morgenstern and Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme, called resp. the Queen and King of Chorales.
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