Martin Luther never sang “Joy to the World.” But Luther’s hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” explodes with Christmas joy.
Luther’s much simpler and shorter hymn, “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” (LSB 655), simply wins the day, hands down.
Through hymns, the Gospel is carried to hearts and minds in music.
Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.