The Sovereignty and Goodness of God
Important Quotations Explained
1. It was a solemn sight to see so many Christians lying in their
blood, some here and some there, like a company of sheep torn by
2. Yet the Lord still shewed mercy to me, and helped me; and as he
wounded me with one hand, so he healed me with the other.
3. When I came I asked them what they had done with it? then they
told me it was upon the hill: then they went and shewed me where it was,
where I saw the ground was newly digged, and there they told me they had
buried it: There I left that Child in the Wilderness, and must commit it,
and myself also in this Wilderness-condition, to him who is above
4. The first week of my being among them, I hardly eat any thing; the
second week, I found my stomach grow very faint for want of something; and
yet it was very hard to get down their filthy trash; but the third week,
though I could think how formerly my stomach would turn against this or
that, and I could starve and die before I could eat such things, yet they
were sweet and savory to my taste.
5. When the Lord had brought his people to this, that they saw no
help in any thing but himself, then he takes the quarrel into his own hand;
and tho’ they had made a pit, as deep as hell for the Christians that
summer, yet the Lord hurled themselves into it.
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