dying sayings of Mary Winslow
"I am so happy! I cannot tell you
how happy I am! Not a ruffle, not a cloud."
"I shall enter heaven a poor sinner saved by grace. I
seem to have done nothing for the Lord, who has done so much for me."
"I shall soon be with Jesus! I shall see Him face to
face. Oh, glorious prospect!"
"Oh, how full His heart is of love I cannot express to
you! And if I had millions of tongues, I could not tell you how precious
He is at this moment to my soul. I feel His sensible presence. He is near
to me; so near, that I feel as if I could embrace Him."
"What a glorious prospect I have in view! Who can
picture it? No tongue can tell how I love Jesus; not because it is my duty
to love Him, but because I cannot help loving Him. He is the chief among
ten thousand, and the altogether lovely One."
"I am the chief of sinners, but am dear, very dear, to
the heart of Jesus, who shed His blood to save me, even me, as if there
were not another soul to be saved."
"It is one thing to talk of death: it is quite another
thing, when it becomes a reality, to grapple with it."
"How long, Lord, will You keep me in the valley of the
shadow of death? Why are Your chariot wheels so long in coming?"
"The gloom has all passed, and I have a full view of
the glory that awaits me."
"Lord, I weary, I weary, I weary to be gone. Keep me
patient, waiting Your will. I must be perfected through suffering; not one
pang too severe, nor one sorrow too much."
"Read to me the precious words of Jesus. Endeavor to
keep my mind upon His truth. Christ is the Rock upon which my feet are
"Keep close intimacies with Jesus. We must live upon
Christ, and we must die upon Christ."
"Oh, live for eternity! This poor world is passing
away; the reality is to come, and a glorious reality it is. How important
it is to walk so as to please God in all things!"
"Little faith will bring the soul to heaven; great
faith will bring heaven into the soul."
"My first joy in heaven will be to see Jesus!"
"I am passing away, but not a single cloud veils Christ
from my view. Language cannot express how happy, happy I am. Words fail to
describe the preciousness of Jesus to my soul."
"I am going home! going home! A welcome home. I have
not a need, nor care, nor trouble."
"I never so much felt my dependence upon the Holy
Spirit as I do now. My first prayer in the morning when I awake is
addressed to the Holy Spirit, that He would take possession of my
thoughts, my imagination, my heart, my words, throughout the day,
directing, controlling, and sanctifying them all."
"If there is a spot upon earth more blessed than
another, it is the mercy seat. None can tell the joy that springs from
"He would not have me a spoilt child, therefore He has
employed the rod; but all His corrections and rebukes have been in love."
"The Holy Spirit ministers to me like a little child.
My loving Shepherd cherishes the lambs as well as the sheep; and He will
come and take me to Himself. I shall not go alone. I want to go. I want to
"Oh, why are His chariot wheels so long in coming? Why
does He delay? I am longing to depart, to be with Christ. All is ready."
"Soon I shall be singing His high praises in heaven.
Oh, how great His love! How can He love so vile a sinner as I? Yet He
loves me. I have nothing of my own goodness to bring in my hand; all, all
I cast away."
"What will the music of heaven be!"
Gazing one evening from her bed upon a magnificent
sunset, she remarked, "Oh, if the outside of heaven is so beautiful, what
must it be within!"
"I long, I weary to be gone; but I would not be
After a day of extreme languor, she said, "The Lord has
fed me today with drops of honey."
"There is a buoyancy, a vitality in the principle of
the renewed soul, which, in dying, cannot be depressed. The more the body
decays and sinks, the higher it rises to its native heaven."
"I would not be impatient, but I long to end the
conflict, and be with Jesus. Oh, how precious He is to my soul!"
"The glory of heaven is Christ."
"Meet me in heaven!" was her dying charge. And
then, when her lips were thought forever sealed; lips that had testified
so long and so faithfully of Jesus; she exclaimed, with a voice of
wondrous energy and power, "A cloudless death! A cloudless death! A
cloudless death!" So resplendent was the glory now surrounding her; so
sacred and awe-struck the feelings of all who gazed upon the scene; the
spot where the last conflict was waging seemed more like the vestibule of
heaven than the chamber of death.
While her gathered children were surrounding her dying
bed, watching the closing scene, expecting each moment to catch her last
sigh, her eyes partly opened, her lips moved, and with a low yet distinct
voice she rapidly repeated the words, "I see You! I see You! I see You!
I see You!" The unearthly grandeur of the scene transcends all
description. We felt
that heaven was opened; that Christ was there; that the
eternal world enclosed us. And as her voice grew fainter and fainter, and
the words died softly upon her lips, she ceased to move; a holy quiet
reigned; a solemn calm ensued; her sanctified spirit was in the bosom of
her Lord. From the mental emotion, the soul ecstasy through which she had
but just passed; rapt in the vision of her living Lord; there still
lingered a luster in the eye, a smile upon the parted lips, and a glow,
like that of sunset, upon the countenance, which formed a picture of
inimitable beauty and grandeur.
She has reached, at last, the heaven of glory, for
which her panting thoughts and heaving heart so yearned. She has looked
upon Christ, whom her soul adored with an affection so absorbing and
intense. Glories which the human eye could never see; joys which human
thought could never conceive, and music such as earth has never heard,
have burst upon her astonished blissful spirit. At His feet who died for
her, adoringly she casts her crown, exclaiming, "Worthy is the Lamb!"
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race,
and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me; the crown of
righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that
great day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who
eagerly look forward to his glorious return." 2 Timothy 4:7-8
"Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my
end be like theirs!" Numbers 23:10