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Henriette Luise von Hayn

HAYN, Henriette Luise von. b. 22 May 1724; d. 27 August 1782. Born at Idstein, Nassau, she became a member of the Moravian community at Herrnhaag. She taught in the girls’ school there, and at Grosshennersdorf. From 1751 to 1766 she taught at Herrnhut; from 1766 until her death she cared for the invalid sisters of the community. JJ described her as ‘a gifted hymn-writer’ (p. 499), and noted that over 40 of her hymns were in the Moravian Brüder Gesang Buch (1778), but annotated one hymn only. This was the children's hymn ‘Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin’*. Hayn’s hymns are not found in EG, but she is included here because a number of her hymns have been translated into English and are found in...

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