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Adam Reusner (Hymn-Writer)

Born: c1496 - Mündelsheim, Swabian Bavaria, Germany
Died: 1575

Adam Reusner (Renssner, Reisner, Reissner) studied at Wittenberg, supported by the famous Captain Georg von Frundsberg, very likely as companion of Frundsberg’s second son, Melchior. There he learned to know Luther and other leaders of the Reformation. He studied Hebrew and Greek under Reuchlin in 1521.

Adam Reusner then became private secretary to Georg von Frundsberg. Later, in November, 1526, we find him and his friend Jakob Ziegler with Georg von Frundsberg’s troops on a campaign in Italy, helping Charles V fight against Clemens VII. In 1530 he visited Jakob Ziegler at Strassburg, where he met Caspar Schwenkfeldt, whose friend and adherent he became. In 1563 he lived at Frankfurt-am-Main. But later he returned again to Mündelsheim, where he was still living in the year 1572.

Adam Reusner wrote hymns as early as 1530. A manuscript at Wolfenbüttel entitled Tegliches Gesangbuch . . . durch Adam Reusner contains over forty of his own hymns.

 

Source: ELHHB Website [Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal]
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2003)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 52, BWV 106

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

In dich hab' ich gehoffet, Herr

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Handbook - Biographies and Sources (ELHHB)

 

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