Tears have a voice

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity,
 or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

"The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping."
     Psalm 6:8

Tears have a voice. God has an eye as well upon
a man's tears—as upon his prayers. Penitent tears
are divine ambassadors, which never return from
the throne of grace without answers of grace. Peter
said nothing, but went out and wept bitterly—and
obtained mercy. Tears are a kind of silent prayers,
which will at last prevail for mercy.

"I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears."
    Isaiah 38:5

A sinner's face never shines so beautiful, as
when it is bedewed with penitential tears.