January 29, 1907, Lake City, Minnesota.

March 28, 1976, Cambridge, England.

Cambridge City Crematorium, Girton, Cambridgeshire, England.

Franzmann’s parents were William Franzmann and Else Griebling. He was educated at Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin (BA 1928), and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Thiensville, Wisconsin.

He taught at Northwestern College (1936–46) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (1946). In 1954, he became chair of Concordia’s department of exegetical theology. In 1958, he received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Illinois. He also did graduate work at the University of Chicago, and visited Greece on a Daniel L. Shorey Traveling Fellowship. In October 1969, he was ordained at Westfield House, Cambridge, England, and served as a tutor in the theological training program there (1969–72). His works include:

  1. In Adam We Have All Been One
  2. O Fearful Place
  3. O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth
  4. O Kingly Love
  5. O Thou Who Hast of Thy Pure Grace
  6. Our Paschal Lamb
  7. Preach You the Word and Plant It Home
  8. Thy Strong Word Did Cleave the Darkness
  9. Weary of All Trumpeting
  10. With High Delight Let Us Unite
  1. Isaiah in a Vision Did of Old
  2. Rise Again, Ye Lion-Hearted