Concordia Publishing House announces the release of The Hymns of Martin Luther, the first complete collection of Luther’s hymnody to be published in more than 130 years. Edited by Peter C. Reske, the collection of thirty-eight hymn and chants contains only settings that focus on congregational singing, and many of these pieces lend themselves to four-part SATB singing as well.

The collection also features historical context for each of Luther’s compositions, providing incredible insight into the background of Luther’s famous hymns. Reske’s absorbing notes turn contextual information into engaging stories. The collection also includes a comprehensive set of indices that assures this collection will be indispensable as a reference tool for Luther’s hymns.

As Reske points out in his preface, “It is a rare thing to have all of Martin Luther’s hymns and music brought together under one cover. It is rarer still to have them brought together in English with practical musical settings for a general audience.” In The Hymns of Martin Luther, Reske has done both, making this collection a must-have.

To purchase The Hymns of Martin Luther, visit For more information or to arrange an interview with the editor, contact Lindsey Martie, CPH Public Relations, by phone at (314) 268-1303 or by email at

About Peter C. Reske

Peter Reske, Senior Editor of Music/Worship at Concordia Publishing House, holds degrees in English literature and historical musicology from Marquette University and The Pennsylvania State University. He was the editor of Lutheran Service Book and its attendant resources.