Martin Franzmann (1907–1976) was a Lutheran pastor, theologian, college professor, and poet who wrote numerous books and hymns. In this “Hymn Sing with Sarah” episode, Sarah introduces her fellow hymn nerds to the life and work of the skilled hymn writer whose ministerial calling took him from Lake City, Minnesota, through Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Mo., and all the way to Cambridge, England.
Along the way, Sarah also tells the stories behind several of Franzmann’s hymns, including the beloved lyric that is arguably his most well-known today: “Thy Strong Word.”
Click to check out the Rev. Matthew E. Borasso’s book The Art of Exegesis: An Analysis of the Life and Work of Martin Hans Franzmann or to read a short profile of Franzmann in the Composer of the Month series on the CPH blog.
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