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Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer (Hymn-Writer)

Born: July 11, 1635 - Naumburg, Saxony, Germany
Died: September 8 or 18, 1699 - Wolfenbüttel, Germany

The German hymn-writer, Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer, son of Andreas Sacer, senior Burgermeister of Naumburg, entered the University of Jena in 1653, studying law there four years.

Gottfried Wilhelm then worked two years as secretary to Geheimrath von Platen in Berlin, then as a tutor - first to a son of the Swedish Regierunsrath von Pohlen, then to the sons of the Saxon Landhauptmann von Bünau. In 1665, he entered military service under Herr von Mollison, commandant at Lüneberg, at first as regiment­al secretary, and afterwards as en­sign. Soon of tiring of the military, he went to Kiel in 1667 in order to graduate LL.D., but before doing so toured Holland and Denmark with some young noblemen from Holstein. In 1670, he settled down as advocate at the appeal and chancery courts in Brunswick (graduating LL.D. at Kiel in 1671). In 1683, he moved to Wolfenbüttel as Kammer-und-Amts-Advocat, receiving the title of Kammer-Consulent in 1690.

 

Source: Cyber Hymnal Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2003)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 11, BWV 472

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Gott fähret auf gen Himmel

Jesu, meines Glaubens Zier

1714

6453

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