To Be a Pilgrim

Since, Lord, you do defend
me with your Spirit,
I know I at the end,
shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away!
I'll fear not what men say,
I'll labor night and day
to be a pilgrim.
(a prayer of John Bunyan, from "He Who Would Valiant Be," slightly modified;
image from a watercolor by David Roberts, public domain)

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