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Hensel, Luise (1798–1876)

German religious poet. Born on March 30, 1798, in Linum, Brandenburg, Germany; died in Paderborn on December 18, 1876; sister of Wilhelm Hensel.

Luise Hensel was born on in 1798 in Linum, Brandenburg, Germany. She was the sister of Wilhelm Hensel, the husband of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel . A poet of devotional verse, Luise is best known for her evening hymn, Müde Bin Ich, Geh' zur Ruh ("I am weary and go to rest"), considered one of the best pieces of religious verse in the German language. Her poetry was collected into a volume of Songs.

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