From my “playground player” chess forum, courtesy of my friend “optimal play”–A Safe Stronghold, performed by the Scottish Festival Singers.
And I’m sitting here thinking, “Gee, this sounds familiar…” Duh! Well, it should! It’s Ein Feste Burg, which we Americans are used to translating as “A Mighty Fortress.” Anyway, I have thanked him for the hymn and decided to share it with you.
It was 500 years ago today that Martin Luther changed the world by starting the still-ongoing reformation of the Church. He also wrote A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, requested this morning by “thewhiterabbit” to honor Reformation Day.
Turn up the volume! I don’t know who’s singing, but they’re awfully good.
Go ahead and try not to be moved by this! A Mighty Fortress is Our God, performed by the students at Fountainview Academy–and in the background an image of the Coliseum, scene of human sacrifice to the false god of the Roman state: overcome and brought to nothing by Jesus Christ the Son of God.
For our fortress is built without hands, that no hands can destroy…
Martin Luther’s hymn, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, contains lyrics we would all do well to heed. We need to stop giving Satan more than his due, and carrying on like we think the devil is the god of this world and none can stand against him. God has already numbered Satan’s days, and stoked up the fire good and hot for him.
If you’re Catholic, you can still join in: because in 2009 Pope Benedict said “Luther was right” in translating St. Paul’s teaching to read that we are saved by faith alone, and not by any works of ours. Go ahead, you could look it up.
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Even on a Sunday, the bad news doesn’t stop bubbling up from the bottom of the cauldron. Our God laughs at it. The heathen rage, but the walls of the City of God are impregnable.
Does anybody know a glorious, blow-Satan-and-his-stooges-into-extremely-tiny-pieces version of this hymn? If you do, tell me where to find it, and I’ll post it.
Now, more than ever, we need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Turn up the volume on this one: Martin Luther’s hymn, A Mighty Fortress is Our God.
Turn up the volume on this one: Diane Bish uses the power and versatility of this huge pipe organ to praise God with Martin Luther’s hymn.
I’ve been to the hospital this morning. Aunt Joan appears to be in no present danger, although they haven’t yet figured out what’s wrong with her. I would like to see her back at the nursing home with her friends.
Oh, she’s not the only family member with serious issues, just now; but I’m not at liberty to talk about any of the others. Besides, what family doesn’t have problems?
God send us strength.
Let’s face it–we’re going to need a mighty fortress now, and the mightiest fortress is our God.
The wicked are dancing in the streets this weekend, but be advised: everything they have raised up, God will bring down. The hour of their destruction is already marked on His schedule.
Let’s see how mighty their fortress is, when God lifts His hand against it.
(Note the man in the back row, with the little baby in his arms.)