The New Student's Reference Work/Gerhardt, Paul
Gerhardt (gĕr′härt), Paul, one of the best writers of hymns in the German Lutheran church, was born in Saxony, March 12, 1607. He wrote 123 hymns, all excellent. Many of them are well-known by translations. Now all the Woods are Sleeping is one of his most tender lyrics. He died on June 6, 1676.