Schneider, Bernhard (16th century)

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Bernhard Schneider, an Anabaptist martyr, "a young fellow" from Frisingen near Laubingen, baptized in Neckarweihingen, Württemberg, Germany, was imprisoned with other brethren at Passau and confessed on 18 September 1535, that he had joined the Anabaptists two years before and then moved to Auspitz, Moravia, and lived there until now. "They have no permanent place," but move from one place to another, "wherever God leads them, to places where they are permitted to work and stay." With the Münsterites they had nothing to do, nor were they opponents of government, "if it is with God." Only government that is contrary to God he would not obey, but would not rebel against it either, but leave vengeance to God. He is the author of the hymn, "O Herr Gott, mein Not tu ich dir klagen." He also wrote one stanza of the song "Mit freuden wolln wir singen." (See Philippite Brethren).


Bossert, Gustav. Quellen zur Geschichte der Täufer I. Band, Herzogtum Württemberg. Leipzig: M. Heinsius, 1930: 1180, under "Neckarweihingen."

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV, 83.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965 : 30 ff., 38, 39, 255.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 470. All rights reserved.

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