Michael Wigglesworth

(1631 - 1705 / England)

Michael Wigglesworth Poems

1. A Postscript Unto The Reader 4/20/2010
2. A Short Discourse On Eternity 4/20/2010
3. Vanity Of Vanities 4/20/2010
4. To The Christian Reader 4/20/2010
5. A Prayer Unto Christ 4/20/2010
6. The Day Of Doom 1/1/2004

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To The Christian Reader

Reader, I am a fool;
And have adventured
To play the fool this once for Christ,
The more his fame to spread.
If this my foolishness
Help thee to be more wise,
I have attained what I seek,
And what I onely prize.

Thou wonderest perhaps,
That I in Print appear,
Who to the Pulpit dwell so nigh,
Yet come so seldome there.
The God of Heaven knows
What grief to me it is,
To be with-held from Serving Christ:
No sorrow like to this.

This is the sorest pain
That I have felt of feel:
Yet have I stood some shocks that might
Make stronger ...

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