This life is not righteousness
for choir SSATB
- Duration 3' 20"
This life [therefore] is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming,
not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished
but [it] is going on, this is not the end but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
from An Argument In Defence Of All The Articles Of Dr Martin Luther Wrongly Condemned In The Roman Bull (1521)
English translation by Charles Michael Jacobs (1875-1938)
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