• O my Blessed God! let me climb up near to Him, and love, and long, and plead, and wrestle, and strech after Him, and for deliverence from the body of sin and death. Alas! my soul mourned to think i should ever lose sight of its Beloved again. O come, Lord Jesus, amen.

    David BRAINERD, Horatius Bonar (1858). “The Life of David Brainerd ... chiefly taken from his own diary, and other private writings. By Jonathan Edwards. With preface, by the Rev. Horatius Bonar”, p.21