Monthly Archives: June 2021

As a deer longs for streams of water…

Psalm 42. For the music director, a well-written song by the Korahites in Martin Luther´s translation has been put to music by Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy. As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God!I … Continue reading

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We are beggars. That is true.

Luther´s last note dating back to the 16th February 1546 in Eisleben contextualizes his busy life as biblical theologian, faithful teacher of the church and ever diligent student of the Holy Scriptures. Here is the note as recorded in “Table … Continue reading

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Reading, learning, suffering God´s Word

In his preface to the Wittenberg edition of his German writings of 1539 Dr. Martin Luther shows God´s means of forming faithful followers through His Holy Word. Luther refers us to King David´s deep Psalm 119. It´s the way God … Continue reading

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Prayers in the morning

The Old Latin School is between those towers – close to the twin towers of St. Marys. Lying peacefully in the distance and morning mist. There we sang Johann Heermann´s classic as recorded in the old “Lutherisches Kirchengesangbuch” (LKG 249). … Continue reading

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“While my guitar gently weeps…”

It´s a first for me. I´m first at “English Stammtisch”. The others are coming. Hopefully. Ever since Glaubigs said our meetings will resume this Thursday, I couldn’t wait. It´s been more than a year since my last session there. Now, … Continue reading

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Die Elbwiesen blühen…

Laufen auf den Wiesen macht Spaß. Theoretisch. Sonst ist es nämlich ein ziemlicher Schlepp. Die Knochen wollen nicht wie sie sollen und fünf Kilometer sind immerhin doppelt so lange wie damals der militärische Standard von 2,4. Jetzt im Sommer ist … Continue reading

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