“Like sheep, we are weak, destitute, defenceless, prone to wander, unable to return, and always surrounded with wolves.
But all is made up in the fulness, ability, wisdom, compassion, care, and faithfulness of our great Shepherd. He guides, protects, feeds, heals, and restores, and will be our guide and our God even until death.
Then He will meet us, receive us, and present us unto Himself, and we shall be near Him, and like Him, and with Him for ever.”
–John Newton, “Cardiphonia” in The Works of John Newton, Volume 1 (London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1824), 1: 495.