How touching is that sweetest of prayers, “Remember me,” whether it be Samson or the dying thief who uses it. The Lord indeed did remember him.
Milton shall again expound for us—
Those two massy pillars
With horrible convulsion to and fro
He tugg’d, he shook, till down they came and drew
The whole roof after them, with burst of thunder
Upon the heads of all who sat beneath
Lords, ladies, captains, counsellers, or priests
Their choice nobility and flower, not only
Of this but each Philistian city round.
O dearly-bought revenge, yet glorious!
Living or dying thou hast fulfill’d
The work for which thou wast foretold
To Israel, and now ly’st victorious
Among thy slain, self-killed
Not willingly, but tangled in the fold
Of dire necessity, whose law in death conjoin’d
Thee with thy slaughter’d foes.”
Thus the Lord God of Israel silenced the boastings of his enemies, as he will do in the last great day.