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The Lutheran Hymns and Prayer Books collection combines Lutheran hymns, prayers, and devotionals from the early American, German, Finnish, and Norwegian roots of Lutheranism. Translated from favorite hymns and prayers passed down for centuries, many are still used in Lutheran churches throughout the world today, while the rest continue to show the rich liturgical heritage of historical Lutheranism. Whether you belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) or the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod (LCMS), there are hymns and prayers connecting you with your tradition across the ages.

In Logos, these hymns are fully searchable and easy to navigate. Scripture references appear on mouseover, and hymns related to the Scripture you’re preaching on will populate the Music section of your Passage Guide. Arrange specific hymns and prayers to open up as part of your personal devotional study using technology only found in Logos Bible Software.

Key Features

  • Hymns and prayers translated and compiled by ELCA and LCMS founders
  • Traditional tunes and lyrics used by Lutherans for centuries

Individual Titles

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, 2nd ed.

  • Author: General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: T. Newton Kurtz
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 684

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Singing the praises of God is justly regarded as one of the most delightful and beneficial parts of worship. In addition to the spiritual benefits of prayer and hearing the Word of God, worship calls into action the heart and mind of the Christian believer. To accomplish these goals throughout the Lutheran churches of America, this hymnal was compiled by the General Synod to serve as a permanent book delivering classical excellence, scriptural basis, and a devotional spirit.

Lutheran Prayer Book

  • Author: Benjamin Kurtz
  • Edition: Revised and enlarged
  • Publisher: T. Newton Kurtz
  • Publication Date: 1860
  • Pages: 563

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Prompted and guided by the Holy Spirit, the prayers that come forth from our hearts express our needs, feelings, and struggles as closely as our mind can express them. But there are seasons when the words won’t form, and even those accustomed to praying freely will pray the Psalms or other written prayers to express the ineffable wants of the soul. The Lutheran Prayer Book provides precisely such prayers, suitable for hundreds of different occasions or seasons of life. In addition, prayers for children and hymns for the family are included, as well as recommendations for incorporating these prayers, hymns, and other devotional writings into your daily devotional practices.

Benjamin Kurtz (1795–1865) was a German-American Lutheran pastor and theologian. He ran the Lutheran Observer, founded the Lutheran missionary institute (Susquehanna University) and assisted in founding the Gettysburg Seminary. He was regarded as one of the most eloquent men of his time, and remembered as a zealous advocate for revival.

Seed-Grains of Prayer: A Manual for Evangelical Christians

  • Author: William Loehe
  • Translator: H. A. Weller
  • Edition: 36th German Ed.
  • Publisher: Wartburg Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 640

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These gems of devotion are gathered throughout all the ages of the Christian church, translated from the extremely popular German work by Johann Wilhelm Löhe (William Loehe in English). For use both by pastor and family, these prayers provide seeds for the growth of faith and Christian thought in those who practice them.

Johann Konrad Wilhelm Löhe (Loehe) (1808–1872) was a Neo-Lutheran writer and a founding father of the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod (LCMS). He was admitted to the University of Erlangen in 1826 and was influenced by the Reformed professors of theology Christian Krafft and Thomas von Kempen, but under the teaching of David Hollaz, was introduced to the Lutheran Confessions and became Lutheran. In 1828, he spent time studying at the University of Berlin, but went back to graduate from Erlangen in 1830. His first pastoral assignment was at Kirchenlamitz in Bavaria in 1831.

Despite being assigned to a small village in rural Germany, he had a strong interest in missionary work—particulary about the state of German immigrants in North America. After raising funds, he sent pastors to North America to not only assist German settlers but to help with the conversion of Native American populations. He also supported missionary work in Brazil, Urkraine, Australia, and New Guinea. At the end of his life in 1872, he influenced Lutheran life on five continents, and wrote a number of works influencing confessionalism, liturgics, and missions in Lutheranism.

The Lutheran Hymnary

  • Authors: Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Hauge’s Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America
  • Publisher: Augsburg Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 778

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This work provides the best English translations of popular German, Danish, and Norwegian hymns from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, amounting to several hundreds of hymns. Compiled from a wide number of Norwegian and German hymnological libraries, these hymns represent a treasury of musical tradition from the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America—and for hymn-loving Protestants everywhere.

Product Details

  • Title: Lutheran Hymns and Prayer Books
  • Publishers: T. Newton Kurtz, Wartburg Publishing House, and Augsburg Publishing House
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 2,665