John Newton, the author of the Hymn "Amazing Grace," said concerning the dawn:
"The day is now breaking: how beautiful its appearance! How welcome the expectation of the approaching sun! It is this thought that makes the dawn agreeable, that it is the presage of a brighter light; otherwise, if we could expect no more day than it is this minute, we should rather complain of darkness, than rejoice in the early beauties of the morning.
Thus the life of grace is the dawn of immortality: beautiful beyond expression , if compared with the night and thick darkness which formally covered us; yet faint, indistinct, and unsatisfying, in comparison of the glory which shall be revealed."