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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Mercy: Excellence of

I remember well being taken one day to see a gorgeous palace at Venice, where every piece of furniture was made with most exquisite taste, and of the richest material, where statues and pictures of enormous price abounded on all hands, and the floor of each room was paved with mosaics of marvelous art, and extraordinary value. As I was shown from room to room, and allowed to roam amid the treasures by its courteous owner, I felt a considerable timidity, I was afraid to sit anywhere, nor did I hardly dare to put down my foot, or rest my hand to lean. Everything seemed to be too good for ordinary mortals like myself; but when one is introduced into the gorgeous palace of infinite goodness, costlier and fairer far, one gazes wonderingly with reverential awe at the matchless vision. 'How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!' 'I am not worthy of the least of all thy benefits. Oh! the depths of the love and goodness of the Lord.'


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Mercy: Excellence of'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/m/mercy-excellence-of.html. 1870.

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