Last words – Samuel Rutherford

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Anwoth Old Kirk. Samuel Rutherford was the minister here from 1627 to 1638,
Mick Garratt – own work, May 1997, Wikimedia


Last Words

A Poem inspired by the letters and last words of Samuel Rutherford, by Mrs. A. R. Cousin.

Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings

But while the versification is that of Mrs. Cousin, the thoughts contained in it, and most of the peculiar expressions were uttered by Samuel Rutherford himself while he was lying on his death bed, and these telling and intense expressions of the dying saint, with a few others like them were wrought skilfully into the poem…

STEM Publishing : Hymns : Spiritual Songsters : Mrs. Ann Ross Cousin, 1824-1906.


The sands of time are sinking,
The dawn of Heaven breaks,
The summer morn I’ve sighed for,
The fair sweet morn awakes:
Dark, dark hath been the midnight,
But dayspring is at hand,
And glory—glory dwelleth
In Immanuel’s land. 
Letters 79, 147, 323.  
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