Sailing through the narrow strait of repentance

(William Dyer, "Christ's Famous Titles")

To bless God for mercies—is the way to increase them;
to bless Him for miseries—is the way to remove them.

Christ uncrowned Himself—to crown us!
He put off His robes—to put on our rags!
He came down from heaven—to keep us out of hell!
He fasted forty days—that He might feast us to all eternity!
He came from heaven to earth—that He might send us from earth to heaven!

There is no going to the fair haven of glory—without
sailing through the narrow strait of repentance.