A Testimony of Faith

A poem written during the nascent days of The Reformation.

By Margaret of Valois, duchess of Alencon, France,th

sister of King Francis I, a persecutor of The Reformers.

Is there a gulf of ill, so deep and wide

That can suffice but e’en a tenth to hide

Of my vile sins?

Well do I fell within me is the root,

Without are branch and foliage, flower and fruit.

My God, thou hast come down on earth to me, –

To me, although a naked worm I be.

Word Divine, Jesus the Salvator,

Only Son of the eternal Paer,

The first, the last; of all things renovator,

Bishop and king, and mighty triumphator,

From death by death our liberator.

By faith we’re made the sons of the Creator.

Though poor, and weak, and ignorant I be,

How rich, how strong, how wise I am in Thee!

In spirit noble, – but in nature slave;

Immortal I am, -tending to the grave;

Essence of heaven, – and yet of earthly birth;

God’s dwelling place, – and yet how little worth.

5 thoughts on “A Testimony of Faith

  1. Have you ever done a book review of James Montgomery Boice? Specifically the book “What ever happened to the Gospel of Grace?”

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  2. I don’t have that book, I do have the book he co-authored with Philip Ryken – The Doctrines of Grace; which is most excellent! The Lord used a study of that book to open the eyes of a dear friend of mine to these deep truths of Scripture, causing him to flee the Episcopal church in search of one founded on the gospel.

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  3. I’ll lend you my copy. Shoot me an email via the mountain report with your mailing address and I’ll mail it to you!

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