„I do not ask my cross to understand
My way to see:
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand
And follow Thee.“

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 594.

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„On Thee alone my hope relies,
Beneath Thy cross I fall;
My Lord! my Life! my Sacrifice!
My Saviour! and my All!“

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Simply to thy Cross I cling“

—  Augustus Toplady British divine 1740 - 1778

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Simply to thy Cross I cling;
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„May I look on thee when my last hour comes; may I hold thy hand, as I sink, in my dying clasp.“
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That I may better understand your way
Let me be just and worthy to receive
All the blessings of the Lord into my life.“

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O, take this heart I cannot give.
Do Thou my Strength my Saviour be;
And make me to Thy glory live!“

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And what I do in any thing,
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