Anne Bradstreet

(1612 – 16 September 1672 / Northampton, England)

Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations - Poem by Anne Bradstreet

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.


Comments about Here Follow Several Occasional Meditations by Anne Bradstreet

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/26/2019 10:40:00 PM)

    A profound devotional song reposing full faith in the savior God and reiterating resolve to follow His instructions through out life. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/26/2019 9:35:00 AM)

    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 LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/26/2019 8:47:00 AM)

    " What to my sailor shall i give" ? !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/26/2019 1:08:00 AM)

    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. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/26/2019 12:58:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Anne Bradstreet..... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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