“Run, John, run,” the law commands
But gives me neither feet nor hands.
Yet better news the gospel brings;
It bids me fly and gives me wings.

– After John Berridge (1716-1793)


A complaint was lodged against him, and the bishop sent for him and reproved him for preaching “at all hours and on all days.” “My lord,” said he, modestly, “I preach only at two seasons.” “Which are they, Mr. Berridge?” “In season and out of season, my lord.” [taken from biog here]

Berridge and Romans 7…