Francis Florentine Hagen (Composer)
Born: 30th October 1815, Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: 7th July 1907, Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
Francis Florentine Hagen was a Moravian minister and composer. He is best known for his hymn "Morning Star" (1836) that is typically sung on Christmas Eve.
Hagen was born in Salem, North Carolina, on October 30, 1815, the son of Johann Joachim Hagen and Susanna Lick. He grew up in Salem before attending the Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1835. He was ordained a deacon in the Moravian Church in 1844.