1802-1884

April 10, 1802, Bies estate, Sonneborn, Elberfeld, Germany (now part of Wupperthal).

July 8, 1884, Bonn, Germany.

In 1822, Lange entered the University of Bonn as a theology student. In the beginning of 1826, he became assistant to Pastor Emil Krummacher of Langenberg. In June 1826, he was appointed second pastor at Wald, near Solingen; in 1828, second pastor of the Reformed church at Langenberg; and in 1832 second pastor at Duisburg. He was then appointed professor of Church History and Dogmatics at Zürich, Switzerland (succeeding D. F. Strauss), and began his duties on Easter 1841. Shortly thereafter, he received his Doctor of Divinity from Bonn. After Easter 1854, he was professor of Systematic Theology at Bonn (also Consistorialrath after 1860), and continued to lecture up to five days before his death. His works include:

  1. Auf den dunklen Bergen
  2. Der Herr is auferstanden
  3. Es ist noch nichts verbrochen
  4. Gott mit uns! mit uns auf Erden
  5. Hier und dort im wilden Meere
  6. Ich weiss ein stilles, liebes Land
  7. Lass mich diese Welt verstehen
  8. Mein Vater ist der grosse Herr der Welt
  9. Schöne Sonne, kommst du endlich wieder
    • Sun of Comfort, Art Thou Fled Forever?
  10. Sey du mein Freund, und schau in meine Brust
    • Be Thou My Friend, and Look upon My Heart
  11. So gross ist Gottes Welt
    • So Wide, So Richly Stored
  12. Unsre Lieben sind geschieden
    • Our Beloved Have Departed
  13. Was kein Auge hat gesehen
    • What No Human Eye Hath Seen
  14. Wo Lämmer schlafen, wacht die Hirtentreue
    • Where the Lambs Sleep, There Shepherds Watch Around