"trancscribed march 2, 1722-3, upon thr Death of my Dear honoured father, Mr William Tompson, pastor of the Church of Christ in Braintry, Decemb. 10, 1666, whose dying words were: 'loue the lamb, loue, loue the lamb.' pend by that holy man of god, Mr John Willson, the first pastor unto ye first Church in boston, that holy reuerend man of god."
Anagram i: William Tompson, most holy paule mine.
Most holy paule, mine answer was,
In my temptacions all,
When as the deuill tempted me,
As much or more then paul.
He did acount himselfe to be
Of sinners all the Chief;
So i my selfe accounted, yet
How great was his relief!
Nor did the lord Count it enōgh
To show him so much grace,
But mongst his one ambasadors 11 Gaue him a specill place, And all his labours did so bless,
As none Conuerted more,
Amongst the gentiles, to the faith --
From heauen he had such power.
And me, unworthy me, the lord
Did pardon through Christs blood;