1802–1884

Ap­ril 10, 1802, Bies estate, Son­ne­born, El­ber­feld, Ger­ma­ny (now part of Wup­per­thal).

Ju­ly 8, 1884, Bonn, Ger­ma­ny.

In 1822, Lange entered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Bonn as a theology student.

In the beginning of 1826, he became assistant to Pastor Emil Krum­mach­er of Lan­gen­berg. In June 1826, he was appointed second pastor at Wald, near Sol­ing­en; in 1828, second pastor of the Reformed church at Lan­gen­berg; and in 1832 second pastor at Du­is­burg.

He was then appointed professor of Church History and Dog­ma­tics at Zür­ich, Switz­er­land (succeeding D. F. Strauss), and began his duties on East­er 1841. Shortly thereafter, he received his Doctor of Divinity from Bonn. After Easter 1854, he was professor of Sys­tem­atic Theology at Bonn (also Con­sis­tor­i­al­rath after 1860), and continued to lecture up to five days before his death.

His works in­clude:

  1. Auf den dunk­len Berg­en
  2. Der Herr is auf­er­stand­en
  3. Es ist noch nichts ver­broc­hen
  4. Gott mit uns! mit uns auf Erd­en
  5. Hier und dort im wild­en Meere
  6. Ich weiss ein still­es, lieb­es Land
  7. Lass mich diese Welt ver­steh­en
  8. Mein Va­ter ist der grosse Herr der Welt
  9. Schöne Sonne, kommst du end­lich wie­der
    • Sun of Comfort, Art Thou Fled Forever?
  10. Sey du mein Freund, und schau in meine Brust
    • Be Thou My Friend, and Look upon My Heart
  11. So gross ist Gott­es Welt
    • So Wide, So Richly Stored
  12. Unsre Lieb­en sind ge­schied­en
    • Our Beloved Have Departed
  13. Was kein Auge hat ge­seh­en
    • What No Human Eye Hath Seen
  14. Wo Läm­mer schlaf­en, wacht die Hirt­en­treue
    • Where the Lambs Sleep, There Shepherds Watch Around