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Poem by Anne Bradstreet

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By night when others soundly slept
And hath at once both ease 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 bowd his ear down from Above.
In vain I did not seek or cry.


My hungry Soul he filld with Good;
He in his Bottle put my tears,
My smarting wounds washt in his blood,
And banisht thence my Doubts and fears.


What to my Saviour shall I give
Who freely hath done this for me?
Ill serve him here whilst I shall live
And Loue him to Eternity. 

Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet's other poems:
  1. A Letter to Her Husband
  2. To My Dear and Loving Husband

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