Lutheran Public Radio — Sacred Music

Dear Issues, Etc. listener,

Pentecost greetings to you!

The reformer Martin Luther had this to say about the Holy Spirit, God’s Word and music:

The Holy Ghost himself honors music as an instrument for his proper work when in the Holy Scriptures he asserts that through her gifts were instilled in the prophets, namely, the inclination to all virtues, as can be seen in Elisha (2 Kings 3:15)…The gift of language combined with the gift of song was only given to man to let him know that he should praise God with both word and music, namely, by proclaiming the Word of God through music and by providing sweet melodies with words.

The Holy Spirit is working through God’s word put to music on Lutheran Public RadioSacred Music for the World.  You’ll hear hymns like “Thy Strong Word,” “The Church’s One Foundation, ” “Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart,” “God’s Own Child I Gladly Say It,” “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” and more.

You can listen to sacred music 24/7 at Lutheran Public Radio.  You can also listen on mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad or any Android phone.

Thanks for listening!

Jeff Schwarz, General Manager
Lutheran Public Radio

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


Lutheran Public Radio — Sacred Music — 9 Comments

  1. This is excellent. Good change of pace when Kfuo plays mahler. Churches should advertise this in their bulletins.

  2. boaz – please ask your Pastor to do so. My Pastor has put a notice of LPR in the bulletin for several months now.

    I hope this is the beginning of more of a visual presence of the LCMS and confessional Lutheranism on the Internet, TV, and radio.

    Thank you LPR and Issues Etc.

  3. Glad its gonna keep going! I really enjoy listening. I’d like to promote this in my congregation. Any chance of getting an insert like Issues has?

  4. I’m so happy to have found out about LPR. it is wonderful and I agree that it should be promoted in our congregations.

  5. I’ve been a Lutheran church musician for 55+ years and just discovered Lutheran Public Radio!
    It is so good to hear all the classic hymns, choral and organ works, etc. A perfect antidote to the “Praise Music” culture. Yes, let’s do all we can to promote this in our congregations. Keep up the good work, LPR!

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