Founder of the Protestant Reformation
Wrote several hymn texts (over 40)
Wrote at least two choral tunes
Instrumental musician (lute player)
Vocal musician (light tenor voice)
Theologian (had a doctorate in theology)
Luther did not drink, and would not allow it.
Luther never went to bars, and would not have heard any barroom songs.
Luther was not a musician, and would not have been able to carry out such a plan.
Luther used secular folk tunes, but hesitated to use a tune that would distract from the new spiritual text.
Out of the depths I cry to Thee
A mighty fortress is our God
Come Holy Ghost our hearts inspire
Be rebaptized as Lutherans
Assassinate the pope
Leave the Catholic faith
Compose evangelical and spiritual songs