A Reformation Hymn
Using Luke 2:29-32 as the starting point of his text, Martin Luther wrote this hymn (Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin) in 1524 from Wittenberg. His first hymnal of vernacular songs for the church was first published in 1523. Leonard W. Bacon translated this version of the text in 1884.
Martin Luther wrote the following about music: “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” And, “Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to...
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