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“Cover Me in My Wretchedness”: Melanchthon on the Rich Man and Lazarus

Another poem of Melanchthon’s, this time a prayer in verse (the meter is elegiacs) based upon the story of the Rich Man (or Dives)¬†and Lazarus in Luke 16, written in 1539. “A Prayer taken from Luke 16, concerning Lazarus” Sick and rough with sores all over my body, I lie here, and my limbs perish […]