Circa 1488–1534
Michael Weis

Cir­ca 1488, Neis­se, Si­le­sia (now Ny­sa, Po­land).

1534, Lands­kron, Mo­ra­via (now Lanš­kroun, Czech­ia).

Weisse was a Fran­cis­can monk in Bres­lau, Si­le­sia (now Wro­cław, Po­land), where he wrote ma­ny of his hymns.

He en­tered Kra­ków Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1504, and joined the Mo­ra­vi­an bro­thers in 1518 at Lei­to­misch, Bo­he­mia (now Li­to­myšl, Czech­ia). In 1522, he be­came an el­der of their com­mun­i­ty in Lands­kron.

In 1531, he ed­it­ed the first Mo­ra­vi­an hymn­book, Ein New Ge­seng­buch­len, with 157 hymns, in­clud­ing some of his own.

  1. Christus Ist Er­stand­en
  2. Lob Sei dem All­mächt­ig­en Gott
  3. Nun Laßt Uns den Leib Be­gra­ben
    • This Bo­dy in the Grave We Lay
  1. Christus der Uns Sel­ig Macht
  2. Gottes Sohn Ist Kom­men