March 18, 1823, Graceham, Maryland.

June 20, 1904, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Laurel Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Of Mo­ra­vi­an roots, Seiss studied for the ministry at Gettysburg College and Seminary, Penn­syl­van­ia, and was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1848. After serving congregations in Virginia and Maryland, he moved to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia; in 1874, he became pastor of the Church of the Holy Communion in Phil­a­del­phia. He also served as president of the Penn­syl­van­ia Ministerium and the General Council. His works in­clude:

  1. Fairest Lord Jesus
  2. O Son of God, We Wait for Thee
  3. Winter Reigns o’er Many a Region