And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
—1 Tim. 3.16.

SACRED MEDITATIONS

BY

JOHANN GERHARD


TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN

BY

C.W. HEISLER, A.M.


The Lutheran Publication Society.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1896.

Excerpted Meditations:

Meditation 12: True Faith - Its Nature and Properties

Meditation 23: The Dignity of the Church

Meditation 27: The Wiles of the Devil

Meditation 44: Consolation in the Death of Friends