1753–1831

De­cem­ber 7, 1753, Bres­lau, Ger­ma­ny (now Wro­cław, Po­land).

Ap­ril 28, 1831, Ber­lin, Ger­ma­ny (some sourc­es say Bres­lau).

Bürde’s fath­er was keep­er of St. Bar­ba­ra’s Church in Bres­lau.

After stu­dy­ing law at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Hal­le, Sam­u­el was tu­tor and su­per­in­ten­dent of a char­i­ty school at Bres­lau (1776–78).

He then be­came pri­vate sec­re­ta­ry to the Cab­i­net min­is­ter von Haug­witz, worked two years in the For­es­try De­part­ment, and af­ter be­ing sec­re­ta­ry to the Fi­nance De­part­ment at Bres­lau, be­came a mem­ber of the Aul­ic Coun­cil and Di­rec­tor of Chan­ce­ry at Ber­lin.

Bürde’s works in­clude:

  1. Steil und Dorn­icht Ist der Pfad
    • Lo! Steep and Thor­ny Is the Road
    • Steep and Thor­ny Is the Way to Our Home
    • Steep and Thor­ny Is the Way Lead­ing On
    • Steep and Thor­ny Is the Way on to Life
  2. Wenn der Herr Einst die Ge­fang­nen
  3. Der Früh­ling Ist Ers­chien­en
  4. Nicht Mehr als Meine Kräfte Tra­gen
  5. Wir Wall­en Pil­ger All­zu­mal