Moller, Martin

Moller, Martin a Lutheran hymn-writer of Germany, was born November 11, 1547, at Leissnitz, Saxony. In 1572 he was called to the ministry at Kesselsdorf, and in 1575 to Sprottau, Lower Silesia. In 1600 he was appointed pastor primarius at GSrlitz, in Upper Lausatia, and died March 2, 1606. Besides his Praxis Evangeliorum, a practical exposition on the gospels, of the Christian year (1601, 4 volumes), he wrote several hymns, some of which are translated into English, as Nimm von uns Herr, du treuer Gott (in Jacobi, Psalmodia Germanica, 1:123, "Remove from us, O faithful God"), O Jesu, suss wer dein gedenkt (ibid. 1:130 sq., "When thought brings Jesus to, my sense"), Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (Chorale Book for England, No. 136, "Ah God, my days are dark indeed"). See Koch, Geschichte des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 2:211 sq.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrtenz-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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