MARY van BECKOM and URSEL van WERDUM
(burned November 13, 1544 in Delden)
To the tune: “The May is at the height of bloom.”
1 Sorrow will I put behind me
And sing with heartfelt joy:
Mary of Beckom's tale I'll begin:
She had to suffer for God's word.
Her mother drove her from their home;
This tale became known in the diocese of Utrecht;
It was reported to the Governor,
And therefore he summoned her to him.
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Book title: Elisabeth's Manly Courage:Testimonials and Songs of Martyred Anabaptist Women in the Low Countries.
Contributors: Hermina Joldersma - Editor, Louis Grijp - Editor, Hermina Joldersma - Translator, Louis Grijp - Translator.
Publisher: Marquette University Press.
Place of publication: Milwaukee.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 123.
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