Kunth, Johann Sigmund

Kunth, Johann Sigmund a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born at Liegnitz, Silesia, October 3, 1700. He studied at different universities, was pastor and superintendent at Baruth, in Upper Lusatia, and died in 1779. Kunth is known as the author of the beautiful hymn, Es ist noch eine Ruhe vorhanden (Engl.transl. in Winkworth, Lyra Gernsanica, 1:195: "Yes, there remaineth yet a rest!"). See Koch,Geschichte des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 4:454 sq. (B.P.)

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