Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther 500 years later
A mighty fortress was his God.
A big church door his desk top.
This parish priest protested greed
insisting that it must stop.
He took his cues from Holy Writ.
Not what the Pope demanded.
Faith was the key (not doing good).
But Martin soon was branded.
“A heretic!” “Let’s lock him up!”
“Let’s excommunicate him!”
“That German swine’s a priggish pig.”
“His views are toxic venom.”
But gratefully we’ve come to see
Herr Luther was a blessing.
What he espoused reformed the church.
It’s what we’re now confessing.
Yes, Martin Luther spoke his mind
and voiced his heart through singing.
Five hundred years ago this man
set village church bells ringing.