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.

In 1693, by the re­com­men­da­tion of J. O. Schade, he was ap­point­ed 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, hei­ligwe­sen
  4. Lass mir doch dies­sen Tag
  5. Prophet and Seer and Chris­tian

Lange’s bur­i­al place