November 8, 1511, Kitzingen, Bayern (Bavaria).

December 10, 1569, Wittenberg, Germany.

Stadtpfarrkirche, Wittenberg, Germany.


In 1523, Eber left home to attend the Gymnasium in Ansbach. Being forced by illness to return home, he was thrown from horseback and dragged more than a mile; he was deformed for the rest of his life. In 1525, he entered the St. Lorentz school at Nuremberg, under Joachim Camerarius, and in 1532 went to the University of Wittenberg, where he graduated in 1563. Thereafter he became a tutor in the Philosophical Faculty there. He was appointed professor of Latin in 1544, then in 1557 professor of Hebrew and castle preacher, and in 1558 town preacher and General Superintendent of the Electorate, receiving his DD degree from the University in 1599.

  1. Herr Jesu Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott
    • Lord Jesus Christ, True Man and God, Who Borest
    • Lord Jesus Christ, True Man and God, Who Thou
  2. Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein
  3. Helft mir Gott’s Güte preisen
  4. In Christi Wunden schlaf ich ein
    • I Fall Asleep in Jesus’ Wounds
  1. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir