Soul Depths and Soul Heights
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About "Soul Depths and Soul Heights"
Perhaps the best known of the Penitential Psalm. Psalm 130 contains the ardent prayer of a man who is distressed by a sense of God's anger against sin; it it, we see an earnest penitent turning to God, longing for forgiveness. But this Psalm is also marked by a steady upward progression: depth; prayer; conviction; light; hope; waiting; watching; longing; confidence; assurance; universal happiness and joy. As a barometer marks the rising of the weather, so each sentence of this Psalm records the progress of the soul.
Meet the Author
Octavius Winslow was born in New York, but his ministry was largely in England. He was one of the leading Baptist ministers of the 19th century, largely due to the devotional earnestness and the practical excellence of his writings. Winslow was prolific, authoring more than forty books. He was also a noted speaker, giving the address for the opening of Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tablernacle in 1861. Winslow clung to the theology of the old Puritans. His life was devoted to the promotion of an experimental knowledge of the precious truths of God.