The hymn-writer, Georg Grünwald [Grünwaldt], was a shoemaker from Kitzbühl in the Tyrol (Austria). He was an Anabaptist and in 1530 was accused and found guilty of heresy. He was executed by being burned at the stake in Kufstein (Tyrol). 
View the Wikipedia article on Georg Grünwald.
Musical settings of literary works
- Kommt her zu mir (Arnold von Bruck)
- Kommt her zu mir (Melchior Vulpius)
- Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn (Heinrich von Herzogenberg)
- Schabab (Engelbert Humperdinck)
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