Lord, grant us full assurance - 1670

Daily Meditations
Title page of Pain’s Daily Meditations: Quotidian Preparations for and Considerations of Death and Eternity

Today’s Devotional

Whilst in this world I stay, some hopes have I
That I shall reign in Heaven eternally
But when my time is past, and I am gone,
There’s no hope left for me to build upon.
     Lord, grant me full assurance whilst that I
     Am here, so willing I shall be to die.

About the Author and the Source

Philip Pain (d. 1668) was a young New England poet who drowned in a shipwreck. Fittingly the sixty-four stanzas of his meditations, begun July 19, 1666, were subtitled Quotidian Preparations for and Considerations of Death and Eternity. Today we feature his seventeenth meditation.

Philip Pain. Daily Meditations: Quotidian Preparations for and Considerations of Death and Eternity. Cambridge, 1670.

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