The Life of Dr Martin Luther part 2 by Philip Melancthon
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PART TWO

                              Philip Melancthon,
               to the Students in The University of Wittenburg,
                         on the death of Luther, 1546
                                      On our assembling to hear the Epistle of
Paul to the Romans, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, Dr. Philip Melancthon
publicly recited to us the following address; saying at the same time, that he
was induced to do so by the suggestion of some learned professors, and that we
being in possession of the true state of things, might be prepared to reject
any incorrect statements which he foresaw would be in circulation after
Luther's death.

Most Noble Youths,

We have undertaken as you know, to deliver a critical exposition of the
Epistle to the Romans, wherein is contained the true doctrine of the Son of
God, which our Heavenly Father has in peculiar mercy, laid open to us, at this
time, through our revered Father and Preceptor, Dr. Martin Luther.
     
But now alas! so deep a shade of sorrow is cast over these writings, which but
augment my grief, that I know not whether I shall be able hereafter to pursue
the study of them in our college. I am anxious however, at the request of my
friends of the University, and that you may have a right understanding of the
circumstances of Luther's death, to communicate to you the following
particulars, in order that you may not even entertain, much less circulate,
reports which, as is so often the case, will probably now be current in
society.

On the 17th of February, our Master and Teacher, a little before supper, was
attacked by his usual complaint to which I remember he had occasionally been
subject.  After supper a recurrence of the disorder took place, under the
influence of which lie requested pemission to withdraw into an adjoining room,
where he lay for nearly two hours, until his sufferings increased.  Doctor
Jonas sleeping in the same room with him, Doctor Martin called him hastily,
requesting him to rise and give orders that Ambrosius, the servant who
attended on the children, should make his private apartment warm: and having
retired into it, Albert, the illustrious Count of Mansfield, with his
Countess, and many others, entered, the names of whom for brevity's sake, we
omit. At length when he found that the close of his life was approaching,
before four o'clock on the following day, the 18th of February, he commended
himself to God in the following prayer:-

(Following given in German)

"My heavenly Father, eternal and merciful God ! Thou has revealed unto me Thy
dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, whom I have learned--whom I have proclaimed
to be my Lord--whom I love and whom I honour, as my precious Saviour and
Redeemer,--whom the ungodly persecute, dishonour, and blaspheme; take Thou my
soul unto Thyself.' Three times he expressed these words.

(Following in Latin)

"Into Thy hands I commit my spirit, Thou hast redeemed me, 0 God of Truth !"

(Following in German)

"And God so loved the world," &C.

Amid these prayers occasionally repeated, be was called to the one eternal
assembly and to everlasting bliss, in which he is now enjoying the presence of
the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with that of all the Prophets
and Apostles.

Alas, for the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof! Our Elijah is no
more, he who guided and governed the Church in this decrepitude of the world.
Human sagacity could not have discovered the doctrines of the Remission of
Sins, and of Faith in the Son of God; but He has been pleased to reveal them
to us through the medium of this, His servant, whom also we see that God has
taken unto himself.

Let us therefore cherish his memory with that of the peculiar doctrine which
he delivered to us, and let us be the more humbled in our spirits when we
contemplate the great calamities and the mighty revolutions which will
probably follow this event.

I beseech Thee, 0 Son of God! Thou who wast crucified for us, and art now the
risen Emmanuel, that Thou wilt govern, preserve, and defend Thy Church.  Amen.



                              ELEGY ON THE DEATH
                       OF THE REV.  MARTIN LUTHER, D.D.,
                               FROM THE LATIN OF
                              PHILIP MELANCTHON.


  Since Luther is no more, his cherished name
  Shall from our hearts, a deathless tribute claim.
  We hailed him minister of Christ, the Lord,
  Jesus he preached, with faith, and taught his word.
  Luther is dead! and now the church in tears
  A mourner clothed in saddest garb appears.
  She weeps her loved preceptor now no more,
  Honoured and dear, a father's name he bore.
  Fallen on the field the mighty chieftain lies,
  And Israel's voice proclaims his obsequies.
  Then let us bathe In tears the muse's lay
  And publish forth our sorrows to the day
  It thus becomes us well-to weep and mourn
  Whilst, orphans in our grief, we dress affection's urn.



                               A FUNERAL ORATION
                       ON THE REV.  DR.  MARTIN LUTHER,

                           PRONOUNCED AT Wittenberg,
                             by Philip Melancthon
                                                 Although amid this universal
grief, my voice is impeded by sorrow and by tears, yet since in so large an
assembly, we are called upon for some expression of our feelings; let it not
be after the manner of the heathen, a declamation in praise of the departed
one, but rather a commemoration in the audience of those now present of the
wonderful pilotage of the church in all her perils; that we may call to mind
on what account it behooves us to mourn, what purposes we should ourselves
most diligently pursue, and in what manner we should order our lives.  For
although irreligious men conceive that the interests of this world are borne
along in a giddy tide of confusion and uncertainty, yet, reassured as we are
by the many indubitable testimonies of God, we make a wide distinction between
the church and the profane multitude, and we believe that she is indeed
governed and upheld by the power of God: we clearly discern his polity_we
acknowledge the true helmsmen, and we watch their course,_we choose also for
ourselves, befitting leaders and teachers whom we devotedly follow and revere.
     
On these so weighty matters, it is necessary both to think and to speak, as
often as mention is made of that revered man Dr. Martin Luther, our beloved
father and teacher; and whilst he has been the object of most cruel hatred to
many, let us who know that he was a divinely inspired minister of the gospel,
regard his memory with love and esteem, and let us gather such testimonies as
prove that his teaching was by no means a blind dissemination of seditious
opinions, as the Epicureans give out, but a demonstration of the will and of
the true worship of God, an unfolding of the sacred records and a declaration
of the word of God, that is of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In orations such as the present, much is usually said of the individual
excellencies of those whom we wish to commend; passing however, in silence
over this part of my theme, it is my design to dwell principally on that main
point, the call to gospel ministry; and here we may unite in opinion with all
just thinkers, that if Luther has illustrated a wholesome and necessary
doctrine in the church, we ought to return thanks unto God, that He has been
pleased to raise him up to this work, whilst his personal labours, his faith,
his constancy, and his other virtues are to be commended, and his memory to be
held most dear by all good men.  Let this therefore be the beginning, of our
oration.

The Son of God, as Paul says, sits on the right hand of the Eternal Father,
and gives gifts unto men; these gifts are the voice of the Gospel and of the
Holy Spirit, with which, as He imparts them, He inspires Prophets, Apostles,
Pastors and Teachers, and selects them from this our assembly, that is to say,
from those who are yet in the rudiments of divine knowledge, who read, who
hear, and who love the prophetic and apostolic writings; nor does he often
call to this warfare those who are in the exercise of established power, but
it even pleases him to wage war on these very men through leaders chosen from
other ranks. It is cheering and instructive to take a retrospect of the church
throughout all past ages, and to contemplate the goodness of God who has sent
out from its bosom gifted ministers in so unbroken a series, that as the first
of these have passed away, others have pressed closely in their footsteps.

The line of the first fathers is well worthy of our consideration.  Adam,
Seth, Enoch, Methusalem, Noe, Sem, and Abraham, who was raised up to be a
fellow-helper of Sem and his associate in the all-important work of spreading
true religion; and although at this time Sem was still dwelling in the
neighbourhood of Sodom, the people had lost the recollection both of his
precepts and those of Noe, and were altogether abandoned to the worship of
idols.  To Abraham succeeded law and Jacob; next Joseph_who kindled the light
of truth throughout all Egypt, at that time the most flourishing kingdom in
the world.  After these, we read of Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and David; then
Elisha, of whose ministry the prophet Isaiah was a partaker; then Esdras,
Onias, and in succession the Maccabees, Simeon, Zacharias, and John the
Baptist: and lastly, Christ and His Apostles.  It is delightful to behold this
unbroken chain, which is a clear testimony to the presence of God in his
church.

After the Apostles followed a band, which although somewhat weaker, was
nevertheless honoured with the blessing of God. Polycarp, Irenaeus, Gregory
the Niocaesarien, Basilius, Augustinus, Prosper, Maximus, Hugo, Bernardus,
Taulerus, and others; and although this later age has become more corrupt, yet
God has always preserved a remnant of the faithful, whilst it is evident that
the light of the gospel has now been peculiarly manifested through the
preaching of Luther.

He is therefore to be numbered with that blessed company, the excellent of the
earth, whom God has sent forth for the gathering together and the building up
of his church, and whom we truly recognize as ornaments of the human race.

Solon, Themistocles, Scipio, Augustus, and others were indeed great men, who
founded, states, or ruled over vast empires; yet do they rank far below our
spiritual leaders, Isaiah, John the Baptist, Paul and Luther.

It is also well that we should regard the grand disputations which have
existed in the church, and in connection with this subject let us look at
those themes of deep and high import which have been brought to light by
Luther, and which evince that the tenor of his life was worthy of our highest
approbation.  It is true that many exclaim "the church is in confusion,"
saying that inextricable controversies are engendered in it; to these I
answer,_such is the mode of divine Government, for when the Holy Spirit
convicts the world, dissentions arise through the pertinacity of the wicked;
and the guilt is on those who refuse to listen to the Son of God, and of whom
our Heavenly Father says, "Hear Him."

That Luther illustrated the essential truths of the Gospel is manifest, as the
deepest shades had previously veiled its doctrines, in dispersing these he
clearly proved to us the nature of sincere repentance, he showed us in whom we
must seek refuge, and what is the sure consolation of the mind that trembles
under a sense of the wrath of God. He elucidated the doctrine of Paul which
says, that man is justified by faith; he showed the difference between the Law
and the Gospel, between Spiritual righteousness and the Moral law; he pointed
out the nature of true prayer, and he called back the church universal from
that heathen madness which teaches that God, is to be invoked even when the
mind, oppressed with metaphysical doubts, is flying far from Him: he enforced
on us the conviction that prayer is to be made in faith, and in a good
conscience, and he led us to the one Mediator, the Son of God sitting at the
right hand of the Eternal Father, and interceding for us; not to those images
and departed mortals, to whom the ungodly world, with awful infatuation, is
wont to perform its devotions. He also pointed out other sacred duties which
are acceptable to God, whilst he was himself careful to adorn and to preserve
inviolate the institutions of civil life as no preceding writers had done; he
also drew a line of distinction between works necessary to be performed, and
the puerile observances of human ceremonies, including there rights and
established laws which impede the offering of the heart to God.  In order that
this heavenly teaching might be transmitted unimpaired to posterity, lie
translated the prophetic and apostolic writings into German, which work he
executed with such perspicuity, that this version alone imparts more light to
the mind of the reader, than the perusal of many commentaries would do.  To
this he added various expositions which, as Erasmus was accustomed to say,
were far superior to any others then extant; and as it is related of the
builders of Jerusalem, that they wrought with one hand and held the sword in
the other, so was he at the same time contending with the enemies of truth,
and composing expositions fraught with divine philosophy; whilst by his pious
counsels he strengthened the minds of many.

Since the mystery of godliness lies far beyond the reach of human vision, as
for instance, the doctrines of Faith, and of the Remission of Sins, we are
constrained to acknowledge that Luther was taught of God; and how many of us
have witnessed there wrestlings in which be was himself instructed, and by
which we must be convinced that through faith alone we also can be heard and
accepted of God.  Therefore shall His people to all eternity celebrate the
blessings which He has conferred on the church by this His servant: first they
will offer up thanksgivings to God, then they will acknowledge that they owe
much to the labours of this our friend and brother; although the irreligious
who deride the church in general, say that these good deeds are but idle
pastime or intoxicating madness.

Let it not be said that endless disputations have been raised, or that the
apple of discord has been thrown by the church, as some falsely assert; nor
have the enigmas of the Sphynx been propounded by her, for to men of sense and
piety who can give a candid judgment, it is by no means difficult on comparing
opinions, to distinguish those which accord from those which do not accord
with heavenly doctrine; and indeed there is no doubt that in these
controversies we discover the revelation of Himself.  For since it has pleased
God to manifest Himself and His holy will in prophetic and apostolic writ, in
which he has revealed himself, we cannot suppose that His word is ambiguous
like the leaves of the Sybil,_

"Which flit abroad, the sport of playful winds."

Others however, without any evil design, have complained that Luther was
unduly severe; I do not myself offer an opinion on this subject, but answer I
them in the words of Erasmus: "God has administered to us of the present age,
a bitter draught, on account of our abounding infirmities." But when he is
pleased to raise up such an instrument against the shameless and insolent
enemies of truth, as when the Lord said to Jeremiah, "Behold I have given my
words into thy mouth, that thou shouldest destroy and build up," and when it
is His pleasure to set as it were, His Gorgons in array against them, then it
is a vain thing that they should expostulate with Him; for He governs His
church not by human counsels, neither truly are His ways our ways.  It is
however, no uncommon thing for minds of limited scope to undervalue the more
powerful energies with which others may be endowed, whether directed to good
or evil purposes; thus it was with emotion that Aristides beheld Themistocles
undertaking and bringing to a happy issue, vast enterprises; and although he
rejoiced in the felicity of the state, he was earnest to arrest that ardent
spirit in its career.

Nor do I deny that strong and lively impulse often leads astray, since none
who are subject to the infirmities of our nature, are without fault.  If
however, there be any living of whom we may say as the ancients did of
Hercules, Cimon and others, 'Unadorned indeed, but in all important points a
good man,' then was Luther a just man, and his name of good report; for in the
church, if, as the apostle Paul says, "he war a good warfare, holding faith
and a good conscience," then he pleases God and is to be revered by us.  And
such we know Luther to have been, for whilst he steadfastly maintained sound
doctrine he preserved the integrity of his own conscience: and who that has
known him can be ignorant with what large benevolence he was endowed, or
forget his suavity in the intercourse of private life, and how far removed he
was from contention and strife, whilst to all his actions lie imparted the
gravity that became his character, as is depicted in the following passage;
"His manner was dignified, and his discourse familiar;" or rather, all with
him was in accordance with the language of Paul, "Whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are of good report;" so that the asperity of which we have spoken, appears to
have arisen from the love of truth, not from a factious spirit, or from
bitterness of feeling: of these things both we and many others have been
witnesses.  But if I were to undertake an eulogium on the remaining points of
Luther's life, a life which until the age of 63 was absorbed in subjects of
the highest interest, and was passed in the pursuit of piety and of all that
is noble and good, in what lofty strains of eloquence might I not indulge.
His was a mind in which we never traced the inroads of wandering lusts; no
seditious counsels held their seat there, on the contrary he rather advocated
the laying down of arms, as he was unwilling to mingle with the interests of
the church, schemes for the aggrandizement either of himself or his friends.
Indeed, I esteem his wisdom and his virtue at so high a price as to feel
assured that human efforts alone could never have attained to them.  Thus it
is essential that spirits bold, lofty, and ardent, such as every thing proves
Luther's to have been, should be restrained by a power from on high.

And now what shall I say of his other virtues?  I have myself often surprised
him, when with weeping he has been engaged in offering up prayers for the
whole church.  He devoted almost daily, a portion of time to the repetition of
certain psalms with which amid his sighs and tears, he mingled his prayers;
and be often said that he felt indignant against those who through
slothfulness of spirit, or on account of wordly occupations, say that the
prayer of a single sigh is enough.  He considered therefore, that forms of
prayer are prescribed to us by divine counsel, and that a perusal of them
animates our minds even as our voices acknowledge the God whom we worship.

And often when weighty deliberations have arisen on the danger of the state,
we have seen him endowed with a mighty potency of soul, unmoved by fear and
unsubdued by terror, for lie leaned on that sacred anchor which is the power
of God; nor did he allow his faith therein to be shaken.

He was also distinguished for the acuteness of his perceptions, as by his own
independent judgment lie could readily perceive the course to be pursued in
cases of difficulty.  Nor was he as many think, negligent of the public weal,
or inadvertent to the interests of others; on the contrary he could fully
appreciate the welfare of the community, whilst he most sagaciously perceived
the sentiments and wishes of those with whom he mingled in social life. And
although the genius of his mind was of a lively order, he read with avidity
ecclesiastical writings as well as history in general, from which, with a
peculiar dexterity, he derived precedents adapted to the present occasion.

Of his eloquence we possess enduring monuments, for in this science he
undoubtedly equalled those to whom the highest palm in oratory has been
conceded.  We do then for our own sakes, justly mourn that such a man, endowed
with the loftiest grade of intellect, instructed in wisdom, matured by long
experience, adorned with many excellent and heroic virtues, and chosen by God
for the building up of his church; that he who has embraced us all with a
father's love, should have been thus called away from our earthly fellowship.
For we are like orphans deprived of an excellent and faithful parent; but
whilst we bow to the will of God, let us not in the memory of our friend allow
his virtues, and the benefits which we have derived from his society to perish
from amongst us. Let us rather bid him joy that he is now participating in
sweet and unrestrained communion with God, and with his Son our Lord Jesus
Christ, and with the Prophets and Apostles; which fellowship he ever sought
and waited for through faith in the Son of God.  In that blessed state he now
receives the approval of God on the labours which he here sustained in the
propagation of the gospel, with the testimony also of the Church universal in
heaven; there, set free from the shackles of mortality as from a prison, and
having joined that company which is perfected in wisdom, he now sees, not as
in a glass darkly, the essential character of God, the union of the two
natures in His Son, and the whole assembly of the gathered and redeemed
church; whilst those divine real ties which he here knew but in part, which he
briefly demonstrated, and which in faith he contemplated, he now beholds with
open face,_and moved with ecstatic joy, in all the ardour of his soul he gives
God thanks for his unspeakable gift.  He learns why the Son of God is called
the Word, and the likeness of the Eternal Father; and in what way Holy Spirit
is the bond of mutual love, no only between the Eternal Father and the Son,
but also between them and the Church. He had learned whilst here on earth
which be the first principles of the oracles of God and often did he most
wisely and weightily descant on these highest themes; on the distinction
between true and false prayer, and on the knowledge of God and of divine
manifestations; also on distinguishing the true God from false deities.

There are many in this assembly, who in times past, have heard him thus
express himself, "You shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God
ascending and [de]scending upon the Son of Man." Thus he delighted first to
instill into the minds of his hearers this most full consolation, which
declares that heaven is opened, that is to say, that there is a way made for
us to God, that the barrier of divine wrath is removed as we flee for refuge
to his Son; that God holds near communion with us, and that those who seek him
in prayer are received, governed and kept by him.  Luther admonished us that
this divine promise, which infidels declare to be fabulous, is and must be
opposed to human doubts, and to those fears which deter diffident minds from
venturing to call upon God, or to put their trust in him; for he said that the
angels ascending and descending on the body of Christ, are the ministers of
the gospel who with Christ for their leader, first ascend to God and receive
from him the gifts of the Gospel, and of the Holy Spirit, and afterwards
descend, that is to fulfill their duty of teaching amongst men.  He also added
this interpretation, that those heavenly spirits themselves, whom we usually
call angels, beholding the Son are enabled to comprehend and to rejoice in the
mysterious union of the two natures, and as they are soldiers of their Lord in
defense of His Church, so are they guided and governed as by the signal of His
hand.  Now is our departed friend himself a spectator of these most sublime
visions, and as he once among the ministers of the Gospel, ascended and
descended with Christ for his leader, so now be descries angels sent on
embassies by their Lord, and enjoys in common with them, the absorbing
contemplation of divine wisdom and of the works of God.

Let us call to mind with what delight he has recited to us the polity, the
purposes, the dangers, and the deliverances of the prophets, and with what
erudition he was wont to trace the history of the church in all ages; thus it
is evident that his heart glowed with no common emotion when speaking of those
favoured servants of the Lord.  The spirits of these he now embraces, with
delight he listens to their living words, and with them he speaks face to
face, whilst they with transport bail him as their fellow, and with one heart
and one voice give thanks unto God for having thus gathered and preserved his
church.

Therefore we doubt. not that Luther is happy: we do indeed, mourn our
bereavement, and whilst we bow to the fiat which has called him hence, we know
it to be the will of God that we retain in our memories the virtues and the
benefactions of this his servant.

Let us now be faithful to our trust. We must acknowledge that he was a
hallowed instrument of God.  Let us then devotedly embrace his doctrines, and
strive to resemble him in those graces which are essential to our more humble
walk, the fear of God, faith and fervency in prayer, soundness in ministry,
purity, vigilance in avoiding seditious counsels, and an ardent thirst for
knowledge.  And as we are called upon to turn our thoughts with intentness and
frequency towards those leaders in the church whose histories have been
transmitted to us, as Jeremiah, John the Baptist, and Paul, so let us often
dwell on the doctrine and experience of Luther. Let us now add the tribute of
thanksgiving and prayers which are due from this assembly, and let us all
unite in this devotion.

"We give thanks unto Thee, oh omnipotent God! the eternal Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ and Founder of Thy church, with Thy co-eternal Son our Lord Jesus
Christ and the Holy Spirit, wise, good, merciful,_a true Judge, powerful and
uncontrolled; in that Thou art by Thy dear Son, gathering unto Thyself an
inheritance from amongst the human race, and art preserving the ministry of
Thy gospel, for which Thou hast at this time raised up Luther. We beseech Thee
that thou wilt henceforth sustain and govern thy church, and that thou wilt
seal in us the true doctrine, as Isaiah prayed for his disciples. Deign Thou
to quicken our hearts by Thy Holy Spirit, that we may offer prayer acceptably
unto Thee, and that we may order our lives in Thy fear."

In conclusion, as we are aware that the loss from amongst us of those who have
directed us in our earthly course, often proves to survivors, the watchword of
impending calamities: I would myself, with all to whom is committed the gift
of teaching, implore you to consider to what the world now stands exposed. On
the one hand the Turks are ravaging, on the other contending parties threaten
us with a civil war; every where indeed, we trace the empire of misrule; and
now that the enemies of the church no longer fear the power of Luther, they
will doubtless with the greater daring, lay waste the doctrine which has been
delivered to us by divine authority.

That God may avert these evils, let us be more diligent in regulating our
lives and directing our pursuits, and let us ever hold this sentiment fixed in
our minds, so that whilst we retain, hear, learn, and love the pure truths of
the Gospel, we may ourselves constitute the house and church of God: as the
Son of God himself says, "If any man love me, he will keep my word, and my
Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him."
Encouraged by this cheering promise of our blessed Lord, let us incite one
another to the acquiring of heavenly wisdom, and let us not forget that human
interests and human institutions are to be respected for the sake of his
church.  Let us realize to our minds, that future eternity to which God has
called us, who indeed has not in vain revealed Himself to us by such
illustrious testimonies, neither has he sent his Son in vain, but He truly
loves and preserves those who magnify His grace.

Amen.

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