Charles Simeon wrote of the joys of pastoral service in a personal letter to another laborer and described his work this way:
Surely this is happiness, to taste the love of God, to find delight in his service, and to see that we are in a measure instrumental to. the imparting of this happiness to others,—this I say is a felicity which nothing but heaven can exceed.
Simeon, Charles, 1759-1836; Carus, William, 1804-1891; McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, 1799-1873. Memoirs of the life of the Rev. Charles Simeon .. (Kindle Locations 2402-2404). New York, Pittsburgh, R. Carter.