01 June 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

You, O Lord Jesus, took upon Yourself the sorrows that I deserved; Your grief won me eternal joy.  Your hoarse words of lament gained me the sweet-sounding Alleluia.  Your painful fall brought me boldness to fall before Your Father and a joyous hope that my prayer will be heard.  You gained me the fellowship of the holy angels.  Your anguish of death won me eternal life.  Your sweat of blood ransomed me from hell. -- Blessed Valerius Herberger, The Great Works of God III/IV, p. 337.

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