Anne Bradstreet
Northampton, England
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Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations

Rating: 2.8
By night when others soundly slept,
And had at once both case and rest,
My waking eyes were open kept
And so to lie I found it best.

I sought Him whom my soul did love,
With tears I sought Him earnestly;
He bowed His ear down from above.
In vain I did not seek or cry.

My hungry soul He filled with good,
He in His bottle put my tears,
My smarting wounds washed in His blood,
And banished thence my doubts and fears.

What to my Savior shall I give,
Who freely hath done this for me?
I'll serve Him here whilst I shall live
And love Him to eternity.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 April 2020
A deep rooted faith in the almighty God flows through out the devotional life song. A well deserrved classic poem of the day.
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Jazz Lover 26 April 2020
Thats me every night
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Ramesh T A 26 April 2020
There is a time for everything in the world. For true meditation sans losing steady concentration, night is the time! All there after sure will follow better! Thanks for sharing this here!
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Mahtab Bangalee 26 April 2020
I sought Him whom my soul did love, With tears I sought Him earnestly; He bowed His ear down from above. In vain I did not seek or cry.../// full of spiritual expression; meditation on the dark lonely where the truthful soul finds out the graceful almighty /// superb poem shared
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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 April 2019
A profound devotional song reposing full faith in the savior God and reiterating resolve to follow His instructions through out life.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 April 2019
My waking eyes were open kept And so to lie I found it best.....here we can find the essence of the poem. Beautifully crafted.
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Edward Kofi Louis 26 April 2019
" What to my sailor shall i give" ? ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Dr Antony Theodore 26 April 2019
I sought Him whom my soul did love, With tears I sought Him earnestly; He bowed His ear down from above. In vain I did not seek or cry. very spiritual . poem, to my saviour what shall i give.love this poem. tony
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Bernard F. Asuncion 26 April 2019
One of the best poems by Anne Bradstreet.....
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