1 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.
2 I am content with what I have,
little be it, or much:
and, Lord, contentment still I crave,
because thou savest such.
3 Fulness to such a burden is
that go on pilgrimage:
here little, and hereafter bliss,
is best from age to age.
Source: New Church Praise #38
"Now, as they were going along, and talking, they espied a boy feeding his father's sheep. The boy was in very mean clothes, but of a very fresh and well-favoured countenance; and as he sat by himself, he sang. Hark, said Mr. Great-heart, to what the shepherd's boy saith. So they hearkened, and he said:This hymn was frequently included in the older hymn-books, but it is seldom found in modern collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)‘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.'"Then said the Guide, Do you hear him? I will dare to say, that this boy lives a merrier life, and wears more of that herb called heart's ease in his bosom, than he that is clod in silk and velvet; but we will proceed in our discourse."