Wednesday, 19 January 2022

From "Order and Disorder"

And herein truly lies the difference

Of natural and gracious penitence:

The first transferreth and extenuates

The guilt, which the other owns and aggravates.

While sin is but regarded slight and small

It makes the value of rich mercy fall.

But as our crimes seem greater in our eyes,

So doth our grateful sense of pardon rise.


From Canto 5: Order and Disorder by Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681)

Comment on Genesis 3

Autumn in the Penicuik House Estate


1 comment:

  1. That we all may be aware of the grace of forgiveness given us so freely.
    Blessings, David!


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