Poet of the Week: John Bunyan

John Bunyan is better known for ” Pilgrims Progress”, though I very much enjoy “The Holy War”. I found this little gem recently.

The Shepherd Boy Sings

He that is down needs fear no fall,

He that is low, no pride;
He that is humble ever shall

Have God to be his guide.

I am content with what I have,

Little be it or much;
And, Lord, contentment still I crave,

Because Thou savest such.

Fullness to such a burden is

That go on pilgrimage:
Here little, and hereafter bliss

Is best from age to age.

John Bunyan


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