1585-1647
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October 11, 1585, Raudten (near Wohlau), Silesia (now Rudna, Poland).

February 17, 1647, Lissa, Silesia (now Leszno, Poland).

Leszno, Poland. His elegy was reportedly stored in the university library in Wrocław.

Heerman received theological training as a result of a vow his mother made when he was very ill as a child. After ordination, he taught at the university, but in 1607, had to stop after he contracted an eye infection. Four years later, he became a deacon, then the Lutheran pastor, in Koeben. His ministry was interrupted several times by the Thirty Years’ War, but the faithful minister resumed whenever the fighting died down. In 1634, medical problems forced him to stop preaching, and he finally retired in 1638. His works include:

  1. Ere Yet the Dawn Has Filled the Skies
  2. Jesu, deine tiefen Wunden
  3. Herr, unser Gott, lass nicht zuschanden werden
  4. Herzliebster Jesu
  5. O Gott, du frommer Gott
  6. O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht
  7. Rett, o Herr Jesu, rett dein’ Ehr’
  8. Wenn dein herzliebster Sohn, O Gott
  9. Zion klagt mit Angst und Schmerzen