Lyra, Justus Wilhelm


Born at Osnabruck. He studied philosophy and theology at Berlin and Bonn, and occupied various church positions at Lingen, Wittengen and Bevensen. In 1877 he became pastor primarius at Gehrden and Hanover, where he died. He was a man of many accomplishments, though his mind was at times unbalanced. While a student he composed many songs which were very popular, among them being Der Mai ist gekommen, Die bange Nacht ist nun herum, Meine Mus' ist gegangen, and Zwischen Frankreich und dem Bohmerwald.