Gratitude

"O Lord, I am astonished at the difference
between my receivings and my deservings,
between the state I am now in and my past gracelessness,
between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I merit ...
O that such a crown should fit the head of such a sinner!
such high advancement be for an unfruitful person!
such joys for so vile a rebel!"
(Taken from "The Valley of Vision: a Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions".)