Dread depths of grace Print
By John Henry Newman   
Thursday, 29 September 2011

“Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel. Howbclt from the sins of
Jeroboam Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden
calves that were iu Bethel, aud that were in Dan.”


Ye cannot halve the gospel of God’s grace
 
Men of presumptuous heart! I know you well.
Ye are of those who plan that we should dwell,
Each in his tranquil home and holy place:
Seeing the Word refines all natures rude,
And tames the stirrings of the multitude.

And ye have caught some echoes of its lore.
As heralded amid the joyous choirs;
Ye heard it speak of peace, chastised desires,
Good-will and mercy,— and ye heard no more:
But, as for zeal and quick-eyed sanctity,
And the dread depths of grace, ye pass them by.

 

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