It is love alone which can reach the mourning heart.
Love is the only handkerchief which can wipe the
mourner’s tears away.
Do you know, O saint, how much the He loves you?
Can you measure the love of the Spirit.
Do you know how great is the affection of his soul
Go, measure heaven with your span;
go, weigh the mountains in the scales;
go, take the ocean’s water, and calculate each drop;
go count the sand upon the sea’s wide shore,
and when you have accomplished this,
you can tell how much he loves you.
He has loved you long, he has loved you well;
he loved you ever and he still shall love you.
Surely He is the person to comfort you, because he loves.
Admit him, then, to your heart, O Christian,
that he may comfort you in your distress.