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Luther's Works, Volume 53: Liturgy and Hymns

Luther's Works, Volume 53

Liturgy and Hymns

Martin Luther (Author), Ulrich S. Leupold (Editor)


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For the first time, all of Luther's chants and hymns are here available with their music in modern notation. This volume also contains all of his liturgical writings. Along with the basic works in which Luther developed some general premises for liturgical reform, with practical suggestions for their realization, this volume includes orders for the occasional services, such as baptism, private confession, and marriage, collects and other prayers, prefaces to hymnals and a brief motet Luther composed.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780800603533
  • Dimensions 6.38 x 9.31
  • Publication Date January 1, 1965

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface
Introduction to Volume 53

The Basic Liturgical Writings

Concerning the Order of Public Worship, 1523

An Order of Mass and Communion for the Church at Wittenberg, 1523

A Christian Exhortation to the Livonians Concerning Public Worship and Concord, 1525

The German Mass and Order of Service, 1526

The Occasional Services

The Order of Baptism, 1523

An Exhortation to the Communicants, 1525

The Order of Baptism Newly Revised, 1526

The Order of Marriage for Common Pastors, 1529

A Short Order of Confession Before the Priest for the Common Man, 1529

How One Should Teach Common Folk to Shrive Themselves, 1531

The Ordination of Ministers of the Word, 1539

The Collects

The Liturgical Chants

The Agnus Dei, 1528

The German Litany and The Latin Litany Corrected, 1529

The Te Deum, 1529?

The Magnificat, 1533

The Communio, 1533

The Gloria in Excelsis, 1537

The Hymns

Prefaces to Hymnals and Other Musical Collections

Preface to the Wittenberg Hymnal, 1524

Preface to the Weiss Hymnal, 1528

A Preface for All Good Hymnals, 1538

Preface to Georg Rhau's Symphoniae Iucundae, 1538

Preface to the Burial Hymns, 1542

Preface to the Babst Hymnal, 1545

A Motet "I Shall Not Die, But Live," 1545