A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Hymnology: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way.

~ Psalm 46:1-2

Hymn Story

This hymn is arguably one of the best ever written, and almost certainly the most important… at least as far as Protestants are concerned. When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Chapel on October 31, 1517, it set off a chain reaction throughout Germany, followed by Europe and the rest of the world. Christendom divided over Luther’s revolutionary claims that grace was a free gift of God, and that Scripture was the only authority needed for a person to know God and to learn the gospel of salvation. Continue reading