Oil on canvas
'God Almighty, and with Him
Cherubim and Seraphim,
Filling all eternity-- GK Chesterton
St Giles Kirk, Edinburgh
©1995-2007 Gazetteer for Scotland
Thistle Chapel ceiling. Photo: WordRidden
The hymn which he composed on his way to Worms,
and which he and his companion
chanted as they entered that city,
is a regular war-song. The old cathedral
trembled when it heard these novel
The very rooks flew from their
nests in the towers. That hymn,
the Marseillaise of the Reformation, has
preserved to this day its potent spell
over German hearts."
Have you thought about a cathedral trembling from hymns!
These songs have been set in four parts, for no other
reason than because I wished to provide our young people
both will and ought to be instructed in music and other
sciences) with something whereby they might rid
amorous and carnal songs, and in their stead learn
wholesome, and so apply themselves to what is good with
pleasure, as becometh the young.
AND a taste of some of the theses:
Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred Theology, and Lecturer in Ordinary on the same at that place. Wherefore he requests that those who are unable to be present and debate orally with us, may do so by letter.
In the Name our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, when He said Poenitentiam agite, willed that the whole life of believers should be repentance.
94. Christians are to be exhorted that they be diligent in following Christ, their Head, through penalties, deaths, and hell;
95. And thus be confident of entering into heaven rather through many tribulations, than through the assurance of peace.