Category Archives: Martin Luther

From Heaven Above To Earth I Come

From Heaven above to earth I come, To bear good news to every home; Glad tidings of great joy I bring, Whereof I now will say and sing. To you, this night, is born a Child Of Mary, chosen mother … Continue reading

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Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her

Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, Ich bring’ euch gute neue Maehr, Der guten Maehr bring ich so viel, Davon ich sing’n und sagen will. Euch ist ein Kindlein heut’ gebor’n Von einer Jungfrau auserkor’n, Ein Kindelein so zart … Continue reading

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Why, Herod, Unrelenting Foe

This hymn is used for Vespers on Epiphany in both Forms of the Roman Breviary. According to Fr. Caswall in the Lyrica Catholica of 1849, this hymn is also used for Matins on the same Feast. This hymn was also … Continue reading

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To Jordan Came Our Lord The Christ

To Jordan came our Lord the Christ, To do God’s pleasure willing, And there was by Saint John baptized, All righteousness fulfilling; There did He consecrate a bath To wash away transgression, And quench the bitterness of death By His … Continue reading

Posted in 1. The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River, Christmas, German Hymns, Holy Baptism, Hymns By The Greats, Martin Luther, Non-English Hymns, The Church Year, The Holy Rosary, The Lord's Baptism, The Luminous Mysteries, The Sacraments | Leave a comment

Savior of the Nations Come

Savior of the nations, come; Virgin’s Son, here make Thy home! Marvel now, O heaven and earth, That the Lord chose such a birth. Not by human flesh and blood; By the Spirit of our God Was the Word of … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Ancient & Mediaeval Hymns, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, German Hymns, Hymns By The Greats, Martin Luther, Non-English Hymns, Saints of the Church (Canonized or Beatified), St. Ambrose, The Church Year | 2 Comments

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with … Continue reading

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