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
Brian J. Hamer is Chaplain to Destroyer Squadron 23, Naval Base San Diego, via the LCMS Board for International Mission Services.