31 October 2003

Reformation Day

On this day in 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg. This event is usually considered to mark the beginning of the Reformation.

Among other things, Luther was a prolific hymn writer. His most famous hymn is "A Mighty Fortress," a christological paraphrase of Psalm 46. In its original form it may well have sounded like this.

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