John Flavel (c. 1627-1691) on “the excelling glory of Christ”

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“The excelling glory of [Christ] dazzles all apprehension, swallows up all expression. When we have borrowed metaphors from every creature that hath any excellency or lovely property in it, till we have stript the whole of creation bare of all its ornaments, and clothed Christ with all that glory; when we have even worn out our tongues, in ascribing praises to him, alas! We have done nothing, when all is done.”

– John Flavel (c. 1627-1691), The Fountain of Life Opened Up, 1:xviii

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