Crasselius, Bartholomeus

Crasselius, Bartholomeus a Lutheran minister of Germany, was born at Wermsdorf, near Glauchau, February 21, 1677. He was a pupil of A.H. Franke, and died while pastor at Diisseldorf, November 10, 1724. He composed about nine hymns, of which has been translated into English, "Heiligster Jesu, Heilgungsquelle," by Mills, in Horae Germanicae, page 287: "Most holy Jesus! Fount Unfailing," and "Dir, dir Jehovah will ich singen," by Winkworth (Chorale Book for England, No. 117): "Jehovah, let me now adore Thee." See Koch, Gesch. des deutschen Kirchenleides, 4:418 sq. (B.P.)

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