1798-1864
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July 25, 1798, Tübingen, Germany.

June 18, 1864, Stuttgart, Germany.

Stuttgart, Germany.

Knapp’s father was an advocate at the Court of Appeal in Tübingen. In the autumn of 1844, Albert entered the seminary at Maulbronn, and in 1816 the Theological College at Tübingen, where he also graduated MA at the University. In November 1820, he became assistant pastor at Feuerbach, near Stuttgart; and in July 1821, at Gaisburg, near Stuttgart. In February 1825, he was appointed diaconus at Sulz am Neckar, and also pastor of the neighboring village of Holzhausen; in June 1831, archdiaconus at Kircheim-unter-Teck; in May 1836, diaconus of the Hospitalkirche in Stuttgart; and in October 1837, archdiaconus of the Stiftskirche. In December 1845, he was finally appointed Stadtpfarrer at St. Leonhard’s Church in Stuttgart where, after having for some time been partially disabled by paralysis, he preached his last sermon on February 13, 1863. He edited the annual Christoterpe from 1833 to 1853, in which many of his hymns appeared. His works include:

  1. Abend ist es; Herr, die Stunde
  2. Aus deiner Eltern Armen
    • Thine Parent’s Arms Now Yield Thee
  3. Blick aus deisem Erdenthale
  4. Einst fahren wir vom Vaterlande
  5. Eines wünsch ich mir vor allem Andern
  6. Geh hin! der Herr hat dich gerufen
  7. Geh zum Schlummer ohne Kummer
  8. Geist des Lebens, heil’ge Gabe
  9. Hättest du Licht und Heil
  10. Heulend spielen Stürme mit den Schiffen
  11. Ihr Kinder lernt von Anfang gern
  12. Jesus, ew’ge Sonne
  13. O Vaterherz, das Erd’ und Himmel schuf
  14. Schwellet sanft, ihf weissen Segel
  15. Sohn des Vaters, Herr der Ehren
  16. Streichet hin, ihr leisen Flügel
  17. Weh’ mich vom sanften Mittag an
  18. Wehnn ich in stiller Frühe
  19. Wie hold ist diese Stille