Ashbocking Church Memorial

On the wall of All Saints Church, Ashbocking, Suffolk, is a memorial with the following text:

Expecto salutem tuam domine

beatus homo qui in to confidit.

Quanto mini in caelis domine

ut nihil practer to placeat in terra.


This is translated:


I await thy welcoming call O LORD

Happy the man who trusts in Thee.

Accord me that much in Heaven, LORD

Since on earth naught affords more delight

than Thee.

One often finds spiritual drivel on many church memorials. Yet the spirituality behind these words is outstanding. Show me any Christian who says these words and means them, and I will show you one who is of great service to God and full of the Holy Spirit.