Homburg, Ernst Christoph

Homburg, Ernst Christoph A German hymnologist, was born at Mühla, near Eisenach, in 1605. His profession was that of lawyer. In his early years he wrote secular verses, but in his riper years he was led to turn his thoughts to sacred themes, and the results are some very beautiful hymns, of which a few are found in the Liturgy and Hymns for the use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren (1836), and in the Christian Psalmist (1832). The "Man of Sorrows" is generally regarded as the best of these. He died June 21, 1681. — Miller (Josiah), Our hymns, their Authors and Origin (London 1867, 12mo), p. 32.

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