Martin Luther would sing it when he felt discouraged. or sore-tried in his fight against Rome. We read that there were moments when Luther would feel something akin to despair, and he would ask with the Psalmist: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? In such hours, he would say to Melanchthon, "Come, Philip, let us sing the 46th Psalm" and the two friends would sing together.
Not sayin yer Luther, but if the Lord used it to encourage him ... Besides, the Parliamentarian Army bivouacs would ring with psalm singing during the English Civil War.
May their battle truly be ours.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
On Easter eve, one of my favorite hymns.
A friend sent me this link, with the comment, "Keep up the good work. Thought this would help." He could not know that Psalm 46, "A Mighty Fortress in the Storm" from the Scottish Psalter of 1650 is one of my favorites.