- The Puritans
O Divine Redeemer, great was Your goodness in undertaking my redemption, in consenting to be made sin for me, in conquering all my foes.
Great was Your strength in enduring the Father’s divine wrath, in taking away the load of my iniquities.
Great was Your love in manifesting Yourself alive, in showing Your sacred wounds, that every fear might vanish, and every doubt be removed.
Great was Your mercy in ascending to heaven in being crowned and enthroned there to intercede for me, there to strengthen me in temptation, there to open the eternal book, there to receive me to Yourself.
Great was Your wisdom in devising this means of salvation; bathe my soul in the rich consolations of Your resurrected life.
Great was Your grace in commanding me to come hand in hand with You to the Father, to be knit with Him eternally, to discover in Him my true rest, to find in Him my true peace, to behold His glory, to honor Him who is alone worthy; in giving me the Holy Spirit as a teacher, guide, power, that I may live repenting of sin, conquer Satan, and find victory in this life.
When You are absent all sorrows are here, when You are present all of heaven’s blessings are mine. Amen.
From: The Valley of Vison, Prayers and Devotions of the Puritans