Hymn Story: Gods Own Child
God’s own Child was written by Erdmann Neumeister. in Germany in 1671. He went on to serve as a pastor and assistant superintendent in the Eckartsberg district. In 1704, he went to tutor the daughter of Duke Johann Georg and a year later worked for Count Erdmann II von Promnitz. In 1715, he became pastor of St. James’s Church at Hamburg. He wrote a number of hymns and died on August 18, 1756.