THEBESIUS, Adam. b. Seifersdorf, near Liegnitz, Silesia (Rosochata, Poland), 6 December 1596; d. Liegnitz, 12 December 1652. The son and grandson of Lutheran pastors, he was educated at Liegnitz and the University of Wittenberg (MA 1617), where he studied theology. He became pastor at Mondschütz (Mojęcice) in the principality of Wohlau (Wolów) (1619-27), pastor at Wohlau itself (1627-39), and finally pastor of the Oberstadtkirche, the principal church at Liegnitz (Legnica).
Thebesius is known as the author of ‘Du großer Schmerzensmann’* (‘Thou great man of sorrows’), a Passion-tide hymn published in Passionale Melicum (Görlitz, 1663), and found in EG in the ‘Passion’ section (EG 87).
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