Winkler, Johann Joseph

Winkler, Johann Joseph a Lutheran theologian, was born at Luckau, in Saxony, December 23, 1670. He was at first pastor in Magdeburg, afterwards a chaplain in the army, and accompanied the troops to Holland and Italy. Subsequently he returned to Magdeburg, and became chief minister of the cathedral and member of consistory. He died August 11, 1722. Winkler left some hymns which are still sung in the German Church. Thus, Sollt' ich aus Furcht vor Menschenkindern (Engl. transl. in the Moravian Hymn-Book, page 718, "Shall I, thro' fear of feeble man"): — Ringe recht, wenn Gottes Gnade (Engl. transl. Lyra Germ. 1:46, "Strive, when thou art call'd of God") — Meine Seele senket sich (ibid. 1:198, "Yea, my spirit fain would sink"). See Koch, Gesch. des deutschen Kirchenliedes, 4:383 sq. (B.P.)

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