Busch, Peter

Busch, Peter a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born Nov. 15,1682, at Libeck. He studied at Leipsic, and, after having acted as tutor in the families of - several noblemen, he was, in 1717, appointed pastor at Ofleben, near Helmstadt. In 1721 he was called to Hanover, where he died, May 3,1744. He wrote treatises on several hymns, and composed more than sixty hymns, some of which are still in use. See Koch, Gesch. ,des deutschen Kirchenliedes, v, 562 sq. (B. P.)

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