Hymns: Lutheran Hit Parade

The fat red Service Book and Hymnal used by the Lutheran Church in America includes ten hymns with words or music by Martin Luther—and not one of them is among the top ten favorites of Lutherans today. His best-known work, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, ranks 15th on the list of the Lutherans' most frequently sung hymns, well behind a host of hymns by 18th and 19th century Protestants. According to a survey in The Lutheran Magazine, the hymns at the top of the list are Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty; Beautiful Savior; My Faith Looks Up...

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