Laurentii, Laurentius

Laurentii, Laurentius a German hymn-writer, was born June 8, 1660, at Husum, in Holstein. aind died May 29, 1722, at Bremen. He published Evangelia Melodica, or spiritual hymns and songs, according to the Christian year, some of which have been translated into English; thus, Du wesentliches Wort ("O thou essential Word," in Lyra Germ. 1:15): — Wer im Herzen will eifahren ("Is thy-heart athirst to know," in Lyra Germ. 2:45): — Jesus was hat dich getrieben ("Jesus! what was that which-drew thee," in Hymns from the Land of Luther, page 79): — Fliesst ihr Augen, friesst von Thrdanen (ibid. page 92): — Ermuntert euch ihr Frommen (ibid. page 51). (B.P.)

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