Spitta, Karl Philipp (1801-1859)
Karl Philipp Spitta, (1801-1859), a German Lutheran pastor and hymn writer, church superintendent at Burghof, Prussia, Germany. His collection of hymns, the Psalter und Harfe, is found on the bookshelf of many a Mennonite family. Twenty-two of his hymns were adopted into the hymnal of the South German Mennonites and fourteen into that of the West Prussian Mennonites.
Gemeindeblatt der Mennoniten (1911): 50. 54.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.
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