Paul Gerhardt, one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) Lutheran hymnwriters, was born 400 years ago this year (March 12, to be exact). Here's an article posted at Cyberbrethren about this man who suffered more than many of us can imagine, yet was able to sing out his confident trust in the God who saved him.
To read and listen to some of Gerhardt's hymns, click here. Some of the tunes and translations may not exactly match what we have in our Lutheran Service Book. Don't forget to see what Gerhardt hymns there are in our hymnal. I'm thinking about highlighting some of Gerhardt's hymns on Sunday, March 11.