Born: May 22, 1724, Id­stein, Nas­sau (now Hes­se), Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Au­gust 27, 1782, Herrn­hut, Sax­ony, Ger­ma­ny.


Henriette was the daugh­ter of Ge­org Hein­rich von Hayn, mas­ter of the hounds to the Duke of Nas­sau.

In 1746, she was for­mal­ly re­ceived into the Mo­ra­vi­an com­mu­ni­ty at Herrn­haag. There, and af­ter the dis­so­lu­tion of that com­mu­ni­ty, at Gross­hen­ners­dorf, and after 1751 at Herrn­hut, she taught at the Girls’ School. Af­ter 1766, she cared for the in­va­lid sis­ters of the com­mu­ni­ty.

Von Hayn was a gift­ed hym­nist. Over 40 hymns or por­tions of hymns by her were in­clud­ed in the Brü­der Ge­sang­buch of 1778.


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