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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)

Lyrics by Ryan C. MacPherson

Suggested Setting: RUNG

Verse for Day 6 (Part II)

"In Our image let Us make man,"
Husband and wife God made them.
With body, soul, together whole,
filled with grace to live for Him.
First came the eve, and then the morn:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
All praise to God on the sixth day!


(The PDF document includes nine verses: one verse for each of the seven days of creation, plus a second verse pertaining to Day 6 and a doxology to conclude the hymn.)


Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson is the founding president of The Hausvater Project. He lives with his wife Marie and their homeschool children in Casper, Wyoming, where he serves as Academic Dean and Professor of History and Philosophy at Luther Classical College. He previously taught American history, history of science, and bioethics at Bethany Lutheran College, 2003–2023. For more information, visit

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