Hymn Story: Salvation Unto Us Has Come

Salvation Unto Us Has Come was written by Paulus Speratus.

                 He was born in 1484 in Swabia, part of Medieval Germany. He often styled himself as “a Rutilis” or “von Rötlen” leading to the belief he may have been born of nobility.

            By 1518, he served as a preacher in Bavaria. He was one of the first priest who dared to marry. In 1524, he was appointed the court preacher. At the end of 1529, he was appointed Lutheran bishop of Pomesania and remained there until his death on Aug. 12, 1551.

            Salvation Unto Us Has Come is one of only three songs he’s known to have written.

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