Thursday, 25 December 2014

Rock of Ages

On his deathbed Augustus Montague Toplady, author of the hymn 'Rock of Ages', was asked if he had recanted his belief in the electing love of God for sinners. This was his reply:

'I recant my former principles! God forbid that I should be so vile an apostate!'

He paused and then he added: 'And yet that apostate would I soon be, if I were left to myself.'

I read this in Bitsize Biographies: Augustus Toplady, by Douglas Bond which is well worth a read.

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