It was on this day in the year 1546 that Martin Luther fell asleep in Jesus. Luther did not die in fear; it is said that as his life ebbed away he continually repeated the great Gospel verse, John 3:16. Fortified by God's Word, Luther believed that he would not perish but have everlasting life through faith in God's Son.
But God beheld my wretched state
Before the world's foundation
And mindful of His mercies great
He planned my soul's salvation
A Father's heart He turned to me
Sought my redemption fervently
He gave His dearest treasure