“But Jesus still lives” by John Newton

“I have lost another of my people; a mother in our Israel; a person of much experience, eminent grace, wisdom, and usefulness. She walked with God forty years.

She was one of the Lord’s poor; but her poverty was decent, sanctified, and honourable. She lived respected, and her death is considered as a public loss.

It is a great loss to me: I shall miss her advice and example, by which I have been often edified and animated.

But Jesus still lives. Almost her last words were, ‘The Lord is my portion, saith my soul.'”

–John Newton, “Cardiphonia” in The Works of John Newton, Volume 1 (London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1824), 1: 477.

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