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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)

Featuring Traditional Hymns plus Original Lyrics and Music by Marie MacPherson


And when the time had fully come,
Our God in heav'n sent down His Son
And we like little children
Now let our prayers ascend,
We thank you for Your Child, a gift;
Our God a Savior sent!
He died and washed our sins away,
Our God a Savior sent!

Download four components for free use in your congregation:

  1. A Savior Sent - Author's Note [PDF]
  2. A Savior Sent - Christmas Service [Word]
  3. A Savior Sent - Teacher's Guide [Word]
  4. A Savior Sent - Song (Lyrics and Musical Score) [PDF]


Mrs. Marie K. MacPherson lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband Ryan and their children, whom she homeschools. She is a certified Classical Lutheran Educator (Consortium for Classical Lutheran Educators), author of Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood (2018), and editor of Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More (2016).

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