Oc­to­ber 5, 1676, Sor­au, Si­le­sia (now Ża­ry, Po­land).

Oc­to­ber 5, 1711, Halle, Ger­ma­ny.

Richter graduated from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Halle, and became identified with the celebrated orphanage there. He was a student of medicine, as well as of theology.

A Christian physician and scientist, he took his religion into everything that he did. He performed many chemical experiments, for which he prepared himself by special prayer, and invented many compounds which came into extensive use under the name of the Halle medicines.

Among the holy men and gifted writers of hymns and other forms of devotional literature who made famous the earlier school of German Pietists at Halle, Richter was one of the most noted.

  1. Die sanfte Bewegung, die liebliche Kraft
  2. Es glänzet der Christen inwendigem Leben
  3. Gott den ichals Liebe kenne
    • God! Whom I as Love Have Known
    • O God, Whose Attributes Shine Forth in Turn
  4. Hier legt mom Sinn sich vor dir nieder
  5. Hüter! wird die Nacht der Sünden
  6. Jesu, gib mir deine Fülle
  7. Jesus ist das schönste Licht
  8. Mein Salomo dein freundliches Regieren
  9. Meine Armuth macht mich schreien
    • Unto Him My Spirit Crieth
  10. O Liebe die den Himmel hat zerissen
  11. O wie selig sind die Seelen
  12. Stilles Lamm und Friedefürst
    • Holy Lamb and Prince of Peace
    • Thou Lamb of God, Thou Prince of Peace

Richter’s burial place