(Thomas Reade, "Christian Meditations")
A more pitiable sight cannot be
a man sunk in poverty and disease, and, at
the same time, sunk in the depths of sin.
He has nothing but wretchedness here, and
nothing but torment in the world to come!
Oh! that the spirit of grace may lead every
such child of woe to that Friend of sinners,
whose blood cleanses from all sin, and whose
love can rescue the vilest who flee unto him.