One great encouragement in this enterprise has been the prompt and hearty co-operation of brethren. As will appear in due time some new and able translators have joined and strengthened our staff. May God grant his blessing to all united efforts in this field where we can so easily labor together, if only patience and charity are exercised to one another! And here we wish to say that it is wrong for the reader to attribute all errors to the translators, the editors are to blame for many, and we will gladly make any corrections or improvements. The Church should take to heart what Luther wrote about Translators.
Gratefully do we acknowledge that in this volume the first sermon for the Second Sunday after Easter was translated by Rev. L. H. Burry; the third sermon for the same Sunday and the third sermon for the fourth Sunday after Easter by President A. G. Voigt, D. D.; the first sermon for the fourth Sunday after Easter by Rev. Wm. Rosenstengel, D. D.; the first sermon for Ascension Day by Rev. J. A. Rimbach; the second sermon for Ascension Day by Rev. W. H. Lehman; the second sermon for the Sunday after Ascension Day by Prof. S. E. Ochsenford, D. D.; the third sermon for Pentecost by Rev. J. H. Sheatsly: the first sermon for Trinity Sunday by Rev. B. Lederer; and six other sermons by unnamed translators.