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Elisabeth Kreuziger (Hymn-Writer)

Born: c1500
Died: c1535

Elisabeth [Elisabet] Cecelia (nèe von Meseritz or Moseritz) Kreuziger [Kreutziger, Cruciger, Creutziger] was a daughter of a Polish nobleman. During the persecutions, the family came to Wittenberg, where the young woman was married to Kaspar Kreuziger, a student at the university and one of Martin Luther’s most devoted pupils.

Shortly after, he became minister and teacher in Magdeburg and later, 1528, professor of theology in Wittenberg. Elisabeth Kreuziger, who was a friend of Martin Luther’s wife, is known as the 1st poetess of the Evangelical Lutheran movement and mentioned as a woman of rare musical gifts and a model wife and mother.

 

Source: ELHHB Website [Dahle, Library of Christian Hymns]
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 22, BWV 96, BWV 132, BWV 164, BWV Anh 156

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn

1524

46

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