Born: Cir­ca 1488, Neisse, Schle­sien (Si­le­sia).

Died: 1534, Lands­kron, Mo­ra­via.

Weisse was a Fran­cis­can monk in Bres­lau, where he wrote ma­ny of his hymns. He entered Cracow Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1504, and joined the Mo­ra­vi­an bro­thers in 1518 at Leitomisch, Bohemia. In 1522, he be­came an el­der of their com­mun­i­ty in Lands­kron, Mo­ra­via. In 1531, he ed­it­ed the first Mo­ra­vi­an hymn­book, Ein New Ge­seng­buch­len, with 157 hymns, in­clud­ing some of his own.

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Hymns

  1. Christus ist erstanden
  2. Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben

Music

  1. Gottes Sohn ist Kommen

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