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Johann Georg Albinus

ALBINUS, Johann Georg. b. Unter-Nessa, near Weissenfels, Saxony 6 March 1624; d. Naumburg, 25 May 1679. The son of a pastor, he was educated at schools at Leipzig and Naumburg before entering the University of Leipzig (1645-53). He was appointed pastor of St Othmar’s church, Naumburg, in 1657, and remained there until his death. He was a poet, and a member of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft. Although none of his hymns is found in EG, he is included here because of one celebrated hymn, ‘Alle Menschen müssen sterben’* (‘All people must die’). Two other hymns by Albinus are annotated by JJ: ‘Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn’ (‘Punish me not in thine anger, O Lord’) and ‘Welt! Ade! Ich bin...

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