Daniel Rumpius

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Daniel Rumpius (or Daniel Rump, 1549 – c. 1600) was a German Lutheran theologian, minister and hymnwriter.

Rump worked in Stepenitz, now part of Marienfließ, and at the nuns' monastery there, Nonnenstift Marienfließ [de] which had turned Protestant. He wrote several sacred songs and hymns, partly adapted from secular models. He suffered a fire in his village, losing his property, and was severely sick. Reconvalescent, he began again to write poetry, calling it "singing songs with tears" ("mit Tränen Lieder zu singen").[1]

He published in Uelzen in 1587 the song booklet Liedbüchlein / Darinn begriffen Lehre / Trost / Vermanung … including doctrine, consolation and admonition. Only one copy is extant, held by the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.[1] One of its songs, the Advent "Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen" with a melody by Michael Praetorius, is part of the current Protestant hymnal Evangelisches Gesangbuch as EG 69.[2]


  • Konrad Ameln [de], Ernst Sommer: Das Liedbüchlein des Daniel Rump / Ülzen 1587. In: Jahrbuch für Liturgik und Hymnologie 1 (1955), pp 47–62.


  1. ^ a b Schneider, Matthias (2001). Herbst, Wolfgang (ed.). Rumpius, Daniel. Wer ist wer im Gesangbuch?. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. p. 265. ISBN 978-3-52-550323-2.
  2. ^ Schulz, Frieder (2001). Hahn, Gerhard (ed.). 69 Der Morgenstern ist aufgedrungen. Liederkunde zum Evangelischen Gesangbuch Nr. 3. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. pp. 31–39. ISBN 978-3-52-550324-9.

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