cherchez la femme

circa 1529

Posted in Uncategorized by stefanie on September 16, 2012

Here’s the original manuscript of Martin Luther’s “A mighty fortress is our God”, a paraphrase of Psalm 146.  I wonder at how how many tongues have sung these words since the day it was written…

 

my favorite part is the very last phrase :  Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;  the body they may kill, God’s truth abideth still — his kingdom is forever.  amen.

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