Continuing with our hymn study, we learned the second hymn in Hymns for a Kid’s Heart —A Mighty Fortress is Our God by Martin Luther. I have to say that hymn study is enriching my own devotional life greatly. I find myself singing the hymns in the kitchen and outside as I run errands.
Sprite used the Hymn Study Notebooking pages for cursive copywork of each stanza. Of course, to study A Mighty Fortress is Our God, you’ve got to read Psalm 46 where Luther found much of the imagery of his hymn. Sprite chose a few key verses to copy.
Sprite made a notebooking page on the hymn’s author, using this Martin Luther Notebooking Page (features 95 Theses).
Here are a few additional resources for a study of A Mighty Fortress is Our God.
- Martin Luther Hymn Study Notebooking Pages from Maria
- Martin Luther & A Mighty Fortress Notebooking Pages (by me)
- A “cheat sheet” for interpreting the hymn can be found here. Another good reference is Bible Study Charts which has a history of the hymn plus some interpretation. (Warning, this site comes up with an annoying midi file of A Mighty Fortress is Our God. I don’t think you can turn it off. So turn your speakers down.)
- Sermon by John Piper Martin Luther: Lessons from His Life and Labor. (This one was for me.)
- Biographical sketch of Luther.