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 >
To Jordan came the Christ, our Lord,
To do His Father's pleasure;
Baptized by John, the Father's Word
Was given us to treasure.
This heav'nly washing now shall be
A cleansing from transgression
And by His blood and agony
Release from death's oppression.
A new life now awaits us.
Tune Title: CHRIST UNSER HERR ZUM JORDAN KAMFirst Line: To Jordan came our Lord, the ChristComposer: L. Osiander, 1534-1604Meter: 87 87 87 87 7Key: g minorDate: 1996Source: J. Klug, Geystliche gesagk Buchleyn, Wittengerg, 1524
Tune Title: CHRIST UNSER HERR ZUM JORDAN KAMFirst Line: When Jesus went to Jordan's streamComposer: Lucas Osiander, 1534-1604Meter: 87. 87. 87. 877Key: B♭ MajorDate: 1985Source: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, 1524 (melody)
Tune Title: CHRIST, UNSER HERRFirst Line: To Jordan came the Christ, our LordMeter: 87 87 87 87 7Incipit: 46717 32113 21765Key: g minorDate: 2006Source: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524, ed. Johann Walter
Tune Title: CHRIST UNSER HERRFirst Line: To Jordan came our Lord the ChristComposer: Johann WaltherMeter: 184.108.40.2067Incipit: 46717 32113 21765Key: g minorSource: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, by Johann Walther (Wittenberg, Germany: 1524)