All That We Are and Have

I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
All That We Are and Have
I have done it [the translation of the Bible] as a service to the dear Christians and to the honor of One who sitteth above, who blesses me so much every hour of my life that if I had translated a thousand times as much or as diligently, I should not for a single hour have deserved to live or to have a sound eye. All that I am and have is of His grace and mercy, indeed, of His precious blood and bitter sweat. Therefore, God willing, all of it shall also serve to His honor, joyfully and sincerely. . .. And I am more than plentifully repaid, if even a single Christian acknowledges me as an honest workman.

From On Translating (Luther's Works 35:193)
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