“That they might all love and glorify Him, for what He is in Himself” by David Brainerd

Friday, Oct. 2, 1747

“My soul was this day, at turns, sweetly set on God: I longed to be with Him, that I might behold His glory. I felt sweetly disposed to commit all to Him, even my dearest friends, my dearest flock, my absent brother, and all my concerns for time and eternity. Oh that His kingdom might come in the world; that they might all love and glorify Him, for what He is in Himself; and that the blessed Redeemer might see the travail of His soul, and be satisfied! ‘Oh come, Lord Jesus, come quickly! Amen.'”

–David Brainerd, The Life and Diary of David Brainerd. Ed. Jonathan Edwards (Grand Rapids, Mi.: Baker Books, 1989), p. 374. Edwards notes: “Here ends his diary; these are the last words that are written in it, either by his own hand, or by any other from his mouth.”

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