1670–1744
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Oc­to­ber 26, 1670, Gar­de­le­gen, Ger­ma­ny.

May 7, 1774, Hal­le, Ger­ma­ny.

Lange was the son of Mau­ri­tius Lange, senior councillor at Gar­de­le­gen.

He entered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Leip­zig in the autumn of 1689, where he shared rooms with pietist Au­gus­tus Francke.

In 1690, he followed Francke to Er­furt, and in 1692 to Halle. By the recommendation of J. O. Schade he was appointed, in 1693, tutor to the only son of Fried­rich von Can­itz in Ber­lin. In 1696, he became rector of the school at Kös­lin, Pom­er­an­ia (now Kos­za­lin, Po­land); in 1698 rector of the Fried­richs­wer­der Gymnasium at Ber­lin; in 1699 pastor of the Fried­rich­stadt church; and in 1709, professor of theology at Halle.

His son, Samuel Gott­hold Lange, was a noted poet.

  1. O Jesu, süss­es Licht
    • Jesus, Thy Light Again I View
    • O Jesu, Welcome Light
    • Jesus, What Offering Shall I Give?
    • O God, What Offering Shall I Give?
    • O Jesu, Light Most Sweet
    • O Let Me Always Think Thou’rt Near
  2. Herr, wann wirst du Zi­on bau­en, Zi­on
  3. O heil­ig, heil­ig, heil­ig we­sen
  4. Lass mir doch dies­sen Tag
  5. Prophet and Seer and Chris­tian

Lange’s burial place