Posts with the tag “martin-luther”
Do Bulwarks Need to Take Sabaoths? (Reflections on the Hymn, "A Mighty Fortress")
by Patrick Swayne on January 31st, 2023
It's a testament to Martin Luther's skill in hymn writing that we still sing "A Migthy Fortress" about 500 years after he wrote it. Though it's likely that we sing a translation rather than Luther's original German, the translation that appears in many hymnals is quite dated. Let's see if we can translate the translation to get the most out of this powerful hymn.