Feast of Johann Friedrich Hertzog (June 20)   1 comment

Dresden 1860

Above:  Dresden, 1860

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-109072

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JOHANN FRIEDRICH HERTZOG (JUNE 6, 1647-MARCH 21, 1699)

German Lutheran Hymn Writer

The hymnological reputation of Johann Friedrich Hertzog rests primarily upon one text, Nun sich der Tag geendet hat (1670), which exists in various English translations.  I have added one of these to my GATHERED PRAYERS weblog.

Hertzog was an attorney by profession.  He, born at Dresden, Saxony, on June 6, 1647, studied law at the University of Wittenberg.  In 1671, after graduating from the University, he worked for about three years as a private tutor to the sons of one Lieutenant General von Armin.  Then our saint practiced law at Dresden.  There he died on March 21, 1699.

May his hymn survive.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JANUARY 13, 2015 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS, FOUNDER OF THE SISTERS OF NOTRE DAME

THE FEAST OF SAINT HILARY OF POITIERS, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF HUBERT HUMPHREY, UNITED STATES SENATOR AND VICE PRESIDENT

THE FEAST OF KENTIGERN (MUNGO), ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF GLASGOW

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Johann Friedrich Hertzog and others, who have composed hymn texts.

May we, as you guide us,

find worthy hymn texts to be icons,

through which we see you.

In the Name of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 44:1-3a, 5-15

Psalm 147

Revelation 5:11-14

Luke 2:8-20

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS AMATOR OF AUXERRE AND GERMANUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT MAMERTINUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT; AND SAINT MARCIAN OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARCELLINUS OF EMBRUN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS AND LAURENTIUS PETRI, RENEWERS OF THE CHURCH

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