26 Mar 2023 | Grace of God | 0 comments

Thus far I did come laden with my sin;

Nor could aught ease the grief that I was in

Till I came hither; What a place is this:

Must here be the beginning of my bliss?

Must here the burden fall from off my back?

Must here the strings that bound it to me crack?

Blest cross! blest sepulchre! bless rather be

The man that there was put to shame for me !


John Bunyan ( 1628-88) Pilgrim’s Progress

Notes from the Compiler

Having served in the army (1644-46) during the Civil War, Bunyan was fired by his wife's faith and the hope of the imminent return and rule of Christ. After the Restoration of the monarchy (1660), he was imprisoned for attending an unlawful non-Anglican Christian assembly, of 'four or more'. Released in 1672, he became an itinerant preacher and wrote his masterpiece (1678) which became second only to the Bible in Christian families for the next two centuries.


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