Franz Schubert’s Father
– His father’s faith is evident in a consoling letter he wrote to his other son, soon after the composer’s untimely death. In it, the father exhorts him to “seek comfort in God, and to bear any affliction that may fall on us according to God’s wise dispensation with resolute submission to His holy will. And what befalls us shall convince us of God’s wisdom and goodness, and give us tranquility. Therefore take courage and trust implicitly in God. He will give you strength, that you may not succumb, and will grant you a glad future by His blessing.”
Kavanaugh, P. (1992; Published in electronic form by Logos Research Systems, 1996). The spiritual lives of great composers (electronic ed.). Nashville: Sparrow Press.