1724-1782

May 22, 1724, Idstein, Nassau, Germany.

August 27, 1782, Herrnhut, 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.

  1. Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin