Clausnitzer, Tobias

Clausnitzer, Tobias, a Lutheran minister of Sweden, was born in 1619 at Thum, near Annaberg. In the Thirty Years' War he was Swedish army-chaplain. He was member of consistory and rector at Pargstein and Weiden in Upper Palatinate, at his death, May 7,1684. He composed some hymns, of which the best known is his Liebster Jesu, wir Sind Hier (Eng. transl. in Lyra Germ. ii, 99: "Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word ). See Koch, Gesch. der deutschen Kirchenlieder, iii 354 sq. (B. P:)

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