Buffleben in Germany, where Cyriakus Schneegass was born in 1546
Cyriakus Schneegass obtained an M.A. from the University of Jena, and became Pastor of the St. Blasiuskirche in Friedrichroda. This hymn was the basis of Buxtehude's Cantata 13 and Bach's Cantata 122. The English translation was made by the Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D.D., a Lutheran pastor in Butler, Pennsylvania.