The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.—I PETER iii. 4.
To present you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight.—COL. i. 22.
Thy sinless mind in us reveal,
Thy spirit’s plenitude impart!
Till all my spotless life shall tell
The abundance of a loving heart.
Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature. It seemed to me, it brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness, and ravishment to the soul; and that it made the soul like a field or garden of God, with all manner of pleasant flowers, that is all pleasant, delightful, and undisturbed; enjoying a sweet calm, and the gently vivifying beams of the sun. The soul of a true Christian appeared like such a little white flower, as we see in the spring of the year, low and humble on the ground, opening its bosom to receive the pleasant beams of the sun’s glory; rejoicing, as it were, in a calm rapture; diffusing around a sweet fragrancy; standing peacefully and lovingly in the midst of other flowers round about, all in like manner opening their bosoms to drink in the light of the sun.