The grandest of operations (both in nature and in grace)
Are the most silent and imperceptible:
A shallow brook babbles in passage_ is heard by every one;
Yet the coming on of the seasons is silent and unseen!
A storm may rage and alarm but its fury is soon exhausted;
And its effects are partial and soon remedied!
The dew, though gentle and unheard, is immense in quantity.
So for the very life of large portions_ here on earth!
These are pictures of the operations of grace,
In the church and in the SOUL.