What is thy only comfort in life and death?

That I with body and soul, both in life and death,

  • am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who
  • with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and
  • delivered me from all the power of the devil; and
  • so preserves me that
  • without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from ┬ámy head; yea
  • that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore,
  • by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and
  • makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.

How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou, enjoying this comfort, mayest live and die happily?


  • First, how great my sins and miseries are;
  • Second, how I may be delivered from all my sins and miseries;
  • Third, how I shall express my gratitude to God for such deliverance.