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Das große Weihnachtslied von Martin Luther

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Luther im Kreise seiner Familie zu Wittenberg am Christabend 1536 – Stahlstich, 1843, von Carl Aug. Schwerdgeburth

Luther im Kreise seiner Familie zu Wittenberg am Christabend 1536 – Stahlstich, 1843, von Carl Aug. Schwerdgeburth

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„Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her“ hat der Reformator nicht nur gedichtet, sondern auch komponiert.

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Ausbildung auf akademischem Niveau

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Gesungen wurde auch zu Hause

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Weihnachtliche Familienidylle

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Luther hat Laute gespielt

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Insgesamt 15 Strophen hat Luther verfasst

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Weihnachtslied trat seinen Siegeszug an

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