How fast we learn in the day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.
P. 555. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Thou must be true thyself,If thou the truth wouldst teach;Thy soul must overflow, if thouAnother's soul would'st reach!It needs the overflow of heartTo give the lips full speech.Think truly, and thy thoughtsShall the world's famine feed;Speak truly, and each word of thineShall be a fruitful seed;Live truly, and thy life shall beA great and noble creed.Horatius Bonar
In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only one.Horatius Bonar
Less, less of self each day, And more, my God, of Thee!Horatius Bonar