The Hausvater Project

Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

Prayers

Luther's Morning Prayer (Chant)


“I thank you, my Heavenly Father, ...” is a familiar prayer that Martin Luther composed for Christians to say each morning upon rising.

Composition Note

Luther once remarked that “Music is a very fine art. The notes can make the words come alive.” It is my hope that the notes do so and only serve to point back to the text.

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Miss Christina Harman is self-employed and also teaches for Wittenberg Academy. She lives in Mankato, Minnesota.

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