Keimann, Christian

Keimann, Christian a Lutheran hymn-writer of Germany, was born February 27, 1607, in Bohemia. He studied at Wittenberg, was in 1643 con-rector at Zittau, and in 1639 rector. He died January 13, 1662. Of his many hymns some have been translated into English, as: Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht ("Jesus will I never leave," in the Moravian Hymn-book, No. 392): — Freuet euch ihr Christen alle. ("O rejoice, ye Christians, loudly," in Chorale Book for England, No. 33). See Koch, Gesch. d. deutschen Kirchenliedes, 3:369 sq.; Kammel, Chr. Keinmann. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Zittauer Gymnasiums (Zittau, 1856). (B.P.)

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