Luther making music with his household

Welcome to the Free Lutheran Chorale-Book!

The Free Lutheran Chorale-Book is an ongoing project with the goal of making the best of Lutheran hymnody readily and freely available in English to everyone. To get started, click on one of the categories below, peruse the indexes above, or search for a hymn title or subject:

The Christian Household



Before Meals

After Meals

Callings and Holy Estates

The Catechism

The Catechism in General

The Ten Commandments

The Creed

The Lord’s Prayer

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

The Office of the Keys and Confession

The Sacrament of the Altar

See also “The Services of the Church: Distribution of Holy Communion” below.

The Services of the Church

Beginning of Service

Te Deum


Gloria in Excelsis


Distribution of Holy Communion

Close of Service

The Church Year



Circumcision of Christ and New Year


Purification of Mary (February 2)

Annunciation (March 25)






For the Holy Trinity, see also hymns under “The Catechism: The Creed” and “The Services of the Church: Gloria in Excelsis” above.

John the Baptist (June 24)

The Visitation of Mary (July 2)

Michael (September 29)

Reformation (October 31)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Remembrance of the Holy Apostles

Various Subjects and Occasions

The Church and the Word of God

Confession and Repentance

Faith and Justification

Devotion to Jesus


The Christian Life

Thanks and Praise

Cross and Comfort

In Special Time of Need

Death and Burial

The Last Day and the World to Come

All of the music and translations found at the Free Lutheran Chorale-Book may be freely used and reproduced for any purpose whatever. They are offered here with the prayer that they may serve for the edification of Christian people everywhere.