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Velten Langenbach from Nieuwstadt near Sittard, now Dutch province of Limburg, was the author of the song written in the middle of the 16th century, "Von Herzen muss ich singen," which gives his name in acrostic. Nothing else is known of him.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 617.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1965: 100, 104.

Date Published 1957

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