Martin Luther

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Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) (sometimes known as Saint Martin Luther) was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. Strongly disputing the claim that freedom from God's punishment of sin could be purchased with money, he confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Fiv ...
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O Lord, We Praise Thee, Bless Thee, And Adore Thee
O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and adore Thee,
In thanksgiving bow before Thee.
Thou with Thy body and Thy blood didst nourish
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God Is Our Refuge In Distress
God is our refuge in distress,
Our shield of hope through every care,
Our Shepherd watching us to bless,
And therefore will we not despair;
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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:
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If God Had Not Been On Our Side
If God had not been on our side
And had not come to aid us,
The foes with all their power and pride
Would surely have dismayed us;
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In Peace And Joy I Now Depart
In peace and joy I now depart
At God's disposing;
For full of comfort is my heart,
Soft reposing.
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11 November 2014
I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
11 November 2014
Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money.
11 November 2014
If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
11 November 2014
Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
11 November 2014
Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.

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Ray Tolley 17 December 2017
Luther was not only a great theologian, he was also a loving family man. Once he wrote a lullaby for his 4 year old son John. The first line begins, Wake up, my heart, lift up your eyes! I remember some years ago downloading the original 15 verse (?) version which I edited down to 6 verses. Translated into English by Catherine Winkworth,1829-78. I'd be most grateful if anyone can find the original version. contact me at rjt@maximise-ict.co.uk
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Ray Tolley 17 December 2017
Luther was not only a great theologian, he was also a loving family man. Once he wrote a lullaby for his 4 year old son John. The first line begins, Wake up, my heart, lift up your eyes! I remember some years ago downloading the original 15 verse (?) version which I edited down to 6 verses. Translated into English by Catherine Winkworth,1829-78. I'd be most grateful if anyone can find the original version. contact me at rjt@maximise-ict.co.uk.
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