Reformation Hymns
Reformation Sunday is coming up on October 29, and this year is particularly special since we are celebrating the 500 year anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. In our church, each year on Reformation Sunday we sing Reformation hymns, that is, hymns that in some way connect to the Reformers and the movement they sparked. If you are in charge of choosing hymns for your Reformation Sunday service, here are some you might consider using (along with free downloads!): A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (EIN FESTE BURG) You cannot celebrate the Reformation without singing Martin Luther's most well-known hymn. Luther wrote both the lyrics and the tune to this hymn in 1529. They lyrics are actually a paraphrase of Psalm 46, expressing confidence and comfort in the Lord's protection of his people. For our hymnal, we chose to use a harmonization composed by J. S. Bach, whose church [more]
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