Hymn Story: Or Thy Strong Word did Cleve the Darkness
Thy Strong Word did Cleve the Darkness was written by Martin H. Franzmann.
Franzmann was born in 1907 Minnesota and died in March 1976 in Cambridge, England. He wrote numerous books and hymns. He was an American Lutheran clergyman, theologian, college professor and poet.
The song has a 1969 copyright with Concordia Publishing House.