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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

Luther's Psalter

Luther's Psalter.

This is a great and glorious book—a living commentary on the grand old Hebrew Lyrics of the soul. The following utterances are samples of Luther's style:—

I feel my deficiency in moderation. I have not command over my own mind: I am carried away from myself, as it were, by a certain vehement zeal of spirit. Human reason cannot imagine that sin is accompanied with such great and infinite guilt before God, and with a guilt that no human powers nor works can wash away. What are all the sermons and exhortations of the apostles, but the most terrible battles and conflicts against sin, death, the devil, hell, and all the unrighteousness and wisdom of the world? By the gospel is given to us the knowledge of the counsel and will of God; in what manner God is pacified; how we are delivered from sin, from the power of the devil, and from eternal death; which things neither the law, nor any human philosophy, could teach. Our bishops and priests are move profane than all heathen nations put together.