By Martin Luther

Adapted by Professor Emeritus Arnold Koelpin

Martin Luther liked to celebrate Christmas with the freshness and spontaneity of a child. He composed the Christmas hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” to be enacted as a family Christmas pageant. Published in 1535, it may well have been written for the previous Christmas, when his son Hans was 8 and his daughter Lenchen was 5.

You can reenact this inclusive and intimate family Christmas pageant in your home, whether you have just a few people or a large group.

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