Let this heap of stones be a monumental warning to us. Have we any hidden sin within our hearts? Are any of this household indulging evil passions or following wrong courses in secret? If so, be sure your sin will find you out. The only way of escape is a penitent confession to God, and a believing cry to the Lord Jesus for pardon.
Sins and follies unforsaken,
All will end in deep despair;
Formal prayers are unavailing,
Fruitless is the worldling’s tear;
Small the number
Who to wisdom’s path repair.
If, lurking in its inmost folds,
I any sin conceal,
Oh let a ray of light divine
That secret guile reveal.
If, tinctured with that odious gall,
Unknowing I remain,
Let grace, like a pure silver stream,
Wash out the accursed stain.