A debtor to Mercy alone,Of covenant Mercy I sing;Nor fear, with thy Righteousness on,My Person and Off ’ring to bring:The Terrors of Law, and of God,With me can have nothing to do;My Saviour’s Obedience and BloodHide all my Transgressions from view.—Augustus Toplady Hymns and Sacred Poems of Augustus Toplady
“Where can the soul be better than in drawing near to God?”—Thomas Watson. Wise Sayings of Thomas Watson.
"I saw my blessedness did not chiefly lie in receiving good and comfort from God, and in God, but in holding forth the glory of God and his virtues."—Thomas Shepard. Meditations and Spiritual Experiences
But at last we learn the lesson, That God knows what is best; For with wisdom comes patience, And of patience comes rest; Yea—a golden thread is shining, Through the tangled woof of fate; And our hearts shall thank Him meekly, That He taught us how to wait. —from The Hardest Time of All by Sarah Doudney.Sarah Doudney: Selected Poems and Hymns
“Let us consider who this glorious Being is, that invites us to this fellowship with himself; how awful in majesty! how terrible in righteousness! how irresistible in power! how unsearchable in wisdom! how all-sufficient in blessedness! how condescending in mercy! Let us again consider, who are we that are invited to this correspondence: How vile in our original! how guilty in our hearts and lives! how needy of every blessing! how utterly incapable to help ourselves! and how miserable for ever, if we are without God! And if we have sincerely obeyed the call of his gospel, and have attained...