07 February 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Your burial in the land of Canaan is my treasure, Your resurrection is my joy.  You warmed my once-cold bed so that now I need not fear death.  You sanctified my grave as a chamber for sleep.  You christened it as an abode of angels.  In Your tomb in Jerusalem You buried my sins.  You obtained for me the joyful resurrection of my body and the blessed joy of body and soul in life everlasting.  -- Blessed Valerius Herberger, The Great Works of God III/IV, pp. 129, 130.

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