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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)

This is a blog for me to practice writing Lutheran poetry and discussing it, especially in its hymnic form. Constructive comments are very much appreciated. I pray for a John Crueger every day.

These blog posts cultivate a continued tradition of classical Lutheran hymnody, characterized by rich theological substance and a careful distinction between Law and Gospel. Suggested musical settings from major Lutheran hymnals are provided. The material may easily be adapted for use in home devotions. (Be sure to scroll down after clicking the link in order to find the hymn lyrics.)

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