Letters of John Huss Written During His Exile and Imprisonment/Letter 35, To a Friend

For other English-language translations of this work, see Letter of Jan Hus to a friend (9 June 1415).



[[[Author:Jan Hus|Huss]] alludes to the hymn noted down on parchment, which he composed in Bohemian for Schopeck.]

You will forward the letter on parchment to the Seignior Henry Schopeck; I have kept it in my prison in remembrance of him; and I composed this hymn during my leisure hours.

Noble Henry, my faithful friend, remember the words you have heard from me, in order that you may obtain eternal glory. Remember what I have said unto you:—I am confident God will grant me his Spirit, that I may be enabled to support some temptations, for his name’s sake.

Written, the Sunday before Saint Vitus, in the expectation of death.

  1. Hist. et Monum. Johann. Huss, Epist. xiii.