[The poor then of the flock shall find a rest]


The poor then of the flock shall find a rest,

And I their God, a portion, will them bless:

And they shall come to me for a refuge fly,

And I will be their helpe continually.


Then shall their souls alone in mee rejoyce,

That I have made of them my onely choyce;

I will fill them in that day with my power,

So they shall wait on me then every hour.


Their soul shall be as wattered plants with dew.

And I my mercy will to them renew;

Their hea[r]ts shall be ingaged with my love,

For I will move in them from power above.


This is the portion that I now will give,

Unto all those that strifes humbly to live;

Therefore rejoyce in God your onely guide

Which in this day of trouble will you hide.

Text: A Christian Woman’s Experiences of the Glorious Working of God’s Free Grace (Rotterdam: Henry Goddeus, 1663), p. 43.