Every Christian household has its beloved Christmas customs, and Martin Luther’s bustling home in the 1530’s was no exception. Every year, he prepared a Christmas pageant in miniature, even if it meant writing his own hymn for the occasion. In the year 1534, Luther wrote the hymn, “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” to be sung as part of the family’s Christmas Eve celebration.
Pr Brian Hamer
Rev. Brian Hamer is Command Chaplain at Naval Air Station, Lemoore, CA, via the LCMS Board for