I take my good works and my bad works!

(Thomas Guthrie, 1803-1873)

I remember reading the response of a godly man, when on his deathbed, to his friends who spoke of the many good works he had performed.

"Good works! good works!" said the dying man, "I take my good works and my bad works, and cast them into one heap out of my sight, and turn to my only hope — the Cross of Christ!"