A Verse Repeated by John Newton

“I have wandered through the woods, reflecting on the goodness of the LORD,” writes Newton.  “Many a time I have restored the beautiful lines of Propertius* to the right owner; lines full of wonder and comfort when in the mouth of a believer:

‘In deserted woods with thee, my God,  
Where human footsteps never trod,
How happy I could be!
‘Thou my repose from care, my Light,
Amidst the darkness of the night,
In solitude my Company.’”

*An ancient poet.


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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