Circa 1488-1534
Michael Weis

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

1534, Landskron, Moravia (now Lanškroun, Czech Republic).

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, Czech Republic). In 1522, he became an elder of their community in Landskron, Moravia (now Lanškroun, Czech Republic). In 1531, he edited the first Moravian hymnbook, Ein New Gesengbuchlen, with 157 hymns, including some of his own.

  1. Christus ist erstanden
  2. Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben
    • This Body in the Grave We Lay
  1. Christus der uns selig macht
  2. Gottes Sohn ist kommen