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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
The Shepherd Boy Sings in the Valley of Humiliation
By John Bunyan (1628–1688)
 
HE 1 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,        5
  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:        10
Here little, and hereafter bliss,
  Is best from age to age.
 
Note 1. From The Pilgrim’s Progress. [back]
 
 
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