" Oh, Thou Father of mercies, and God of all comfort! Receive me, Lord,
as the father in the parable did his returning prodigal. I have gone astray
like a sheep that is lost. But Thou, in Thy rich mercy, has received me;
and by Thy grace in me, caused me to return. Thy bowels of love yearned
over me in my lost estate, for Thy mercy endureth forever. And now, Lord!
Through Thy grace, I shall go out no more. Thou has killed for me the fatted
calf, and clothed me with the robe of Christ's righteousness. Oh! For grace to
live to Thy glory..."
- Robert Hawker