Heart of Grace
(To take). To pluck up courage; not to be disheartened
or down-hearted. This expression is based on the promise, “My grace is
sufficient for thee” (2 Cor. xii. 9); by this grace St. Paul says,
“When I am weak then am I strong.” Take grace into your heart, rely on
God's grace for strength, with grace in your heart your feeble knees
will be strengthened. (See Hart Of Grease.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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