KÖBLER, Hanns. b. Hof, Oberfranken, Bavaria, 10 August 1930; d. Friesing, 1 August 1987. Köbler studied at the Melanchthongymnasium at Nürnberg, followed by theological studies at Neuendettelsau, Heidelberg, and Erlangen. He was pastor at Selb, near his birthplace (1955-57), and then Stadtvikar at St Anna, Augsburg (1957-60) before becoming a teacher of religious studies at Friesing, Bavaria. As is befitting for the work of a local figure, Köbler’s hymn, with his own tune, ‘Du schenkst uns Zeit’, is in the supplement of EG Bayern/Thüringen, dated 1986. Each verse begins with the same phrase, and works variations on it.
His hymn for confirmation, ‘Ich möcht’, daß einer mit mir geht’, is in...
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