Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody.
i. Hymn Books.
1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >
In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…
Display Title: All Praise to You, Eternal GodFirst Line: All praise to you, eternal God!Tune Title: GELOBET SEIST DU, JESU CHRISTAuthor: Martin LutherMeter: LM with AlleluiaDate: 1993Subject: Christmas |Source: German hymn, c. 1730, abr. (st. 1); Trans: The Sabbath Hymn Book, New York, 1858, alt.
Display Title: All Praise to Thee, Eternal LordFirst Line: All praise to Thee, eternal LordTune Title: PUER NOBIS NASCITURAuthor: Martin Luther; UnknownMeter: LMSource: Sabbath Hymn Book (Andover, Massachusetts: 1858).
Display Title: All Praise to Thee, Eternal LordFirst Line: All praise to thee, eternal LordTune Title: CANONBURYAuthor: Martin LutherMeter: L.M.Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:9Date: 1990Subject: Christ | Love and Grace of; Christ | Praise ofSource: Tr in Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858