This hymn, “O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth,” was written by Dr. Martin Franzmann in 1967 for the 450th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. The melody, called Wittenberg New, was composed by Jan Bender, a wonderful German Lutheran. It has a study, amazing melody that is quite challenging. But it is worth the effort, believe me.

Here is a video of it being sung at a Higher Things conference in 2014:

I’m told we will have brass accompanying us on this amazing hymn when we sing it in church on October 28. I hope you can be there!