Thomas Doolittle, "Love to Christ"
What! Not love the Lord! Hellish sin!
What! Not love Jesus! Stupendous wickedness!
What! Not love Christ! Monstrous impiety!
Not love Him who is Lord, and Jesus, and Christ?
What name shall we call him by? a man or beast?
One that does not love the Lord Jesus Christ,
is he a man or a devil?
Can you love sin, and not Jesus?
Can you love the world, and not Jesus?
What cursed wickedness is this?
This may be the astonishment of the heavens,
the amazement of the earth, the wonder of
of angels, and the joy of devils!
The earth groans to bear such as do not love Jesus.
The sun is grieved to give them light.
The air laments its vapors to be sucked into such
filthy bodies, wherein are more filthy souls.