The Shepherd Boy Sings in the Valley of Humiliation

Selected by Dan Clendenin

John Bunyan (1628–1688)

The Shepherd Boy Sings in the Valley of Humiliation

He that is down needs fear no fall,
He that is low, no pride;
He that is humble ever shall
Have God to be his guide.

I am content with what I have,
Little be it or much:
And, Lord, contentment still I crave,
Because Thou savest such.

Fullness to such a burden is
That go on pilgrimage:
Here little, and hereafter bliss,
Is best from age to age.

John Bunyan was a Christian writer and preacher, most famous for The Pilgrim’s Progress.

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