Martin Luther

Martin Luther Poems

O Lord, we praise Thee, bless Thee, and adore Thee,
In thanksgiving bow before Thee.
Thou with Thy body and Thy blood didst nourish
...

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;
...

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
...

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;
...

In peace and joy I now depart
At God's disposing;
For full of comfort is my heart,
Soft reposing.
...

In the bonds of death He lay,
Who for our offense was slain,
But the Lord is risen today,
Christ hath brought us life again;
...

Be Thou, O God, exalted high,
And as Thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth display'd,
Till Thou art here as there obey'd.
...

Dear Christians, one and all rejoice,
With exultation springing,
And with united heart and voice
And holy rapture singing,
...

From depths of woe I raise to Thee
The voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me
...

Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands, for our offenses given;
But now at God's right hand He stands, and brings us life from heaven.
...

May God bestow on us His grace,
With blessings rich provide us,
And may the brightness of His face
To life eternal guide us
...

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay—
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
...

That man a godly life might live,
God did these Ten Commandments give
By His true servant Moses, high
Upon the Mount Sinai.
...

In the midst of earthly life
Snares of death surround us;
Who shall help us in the strife
Lest the Foe confound us?
...

Flung to the heedless winds,
Or on the waters cast,
The martyrs' ashes, watched,
Shall gathered be at last.
...

God is a Stronghold and a Tower,
A Help that never faileth,
A covering Shield, a Sword of power,
When Satan's host assaileth.
...

Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord!
Be all Thy graces now outpoured
On each believer’s mind and heart;
Thy fervent love to them impart.
...

Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word;
Curb those who fain by craft and sword
Would wrest the kingdom from Thy Son
...

I.
'Tis not too arduous an essay,
To tread resolved the gospel-way;
The sensual instinct to control,
...

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.
...

Martin Luther Biography

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-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor.

Luther taught that salvation is not from good works, but a free gift of God, received only by grace through faith in Jesus as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority of the pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptised Christians to be a holy priesthood.Those who identify with Luther's teachings are called Lutherans.

His translation of the Bible into the language of the people (instead of Latin) made it more accessible, causing a tremendous impact on the church and on German culture. It fostered the development of a standard version of the German language, added several principles to the art of translation, and influenced the translation into English of the King James Bible. His hymns influenced the development of singing in churches. His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practice of clerical marriage, allowing Protestant priests to marry.

In his later years, Luther became strongly anti-Judaic, writing that Jewish homes should be destroyed, their synagogues burned, money confiscated and liberty curtailed. These statements have made Luther a controversial figure among many historians and religious scholars.

The Best Poem Of Martin Luther

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
Our weak souls that they may flourish.
O Lord, have mercy!
May Thy body, Lord, born of Mary
That our sins and sorrow did carry,
And Thy blood for us plead in all trial, fear and need:
O Lord, have mercy!

Thy holy body into death was given,
Life to win for us in heaven.
No greater love than this to Thee could bind us;
May this feast thereof remind us!
O Lord, have mercy!
Lord, Thy kindness did so constrain Thee
That Thy blood should bless and sustain me.
All our debt Thou hast paid; peace with God once more is made:
O Lord, have mercy!

May God bestow on us His grace and favor
To please Him with our behavior
And live as brethren here in love and union
Nor repent this blessed Communion!
O Lord, have mercy!
Let not Thy good Spirit forsake us;
Grant that heavenly minded He make us;
Give Thy church, Lord, to see days of peace and unity;
O Lord, have mercy!

Martin Luther Comments

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

1 2 Reply
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.

1 3 Reply

Martin Luther Quotes

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.

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.

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.

The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.

Young fellows are tempted by girls, men who are thirty years old are tempted by gold, when they are forty years old they are tempted by honor and glory, and those who are sixty years old say to themselves, "What a pious man I have become."

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.

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.

Martin Luther Popularity

Martin Luther Popularity

Close
Error Success