b Thum (or Thurn), nr Annaburg, Saxony 1619, d Weiden, Upper Palatine 1684. Univ of Leipzig; graduated 1643. He served as Chaplain to a Swedish regiment during the Thirty Years War, and following the Peace of Westphalia became Pastor of Weiden, where he had preached the Thanksgiving Sermon at a field service to mark the end of the war. He remained in that city until his death. 3 of his hymns, from the period 1662–68, have become widely known in English translations. No.556.