Born: Ju­ly 11, 1635, Naum­burg, Sach­sen (Sax­o­ny), Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 8 or 18, 1699, Wolf­en­büt­tel, Ger­ma­ny.

Son of An­dre­as Sa­cer, sen­ior Bur­ger­meis­ter of Naum­burg, Gott­fried en­tered the Un­i­ve­rs­ity of Je­na in 1653, stud­ying law there four years. He then worked two years as sec­re­ta­ry to Geheimrath von Pla­ten in Ber­lin, then as a tu­tor—first to a son of the Swed­ish Re­gier­un­srath von Poh­len, then to the sons of the Sax­on Land­haupt­mann von Bünau. In 1665, he en­tered mil­i­ta­ry ser­vice un­der Herr von Mol­li­son, com­man­dant at Lüne­berg, at first as reg­i­ment­al sec­re­ta­ry, and af­ter­wards as en­sign. Soon of tir­ing of the mil­i­tary, he went to Kiel in 1667 in order to grad­u­ate LLD, but be­fore do­ing so toured Hol­land and Den­mark with some young no­ble­men from Hol­stein. In 1670, he set­tled down as ad­vo­cate at the ap­peal and chan­cery courts in Bruns­wick (grad­u­at­ing LLD at Kiel in 1671). In 1683, he moved to Wol­fen­büt­tel as Kam­mer-und-Amts-Ad­vo­cat, re­ceiv­ing the ti­tle of Kam­mer-Con­su­lent in 1690.

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Hymns

  1. Durch Trau­ern und durch Pla­gen
  2. Gott, der du aller Him­mel Heer
  3. Gott fähret auf den Him­mel
  4. Lass mich nicht in Irr­thum fall­en
  5. O dass ich könnte Thränen gnug ver­giess­en
  6. So hab’ ich ob­ge­sieg­et

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