A Woman Smarter than her Spouse

Abigail, a rancher’s wife who was much smarter than her spouse

knew that even homeless strangers could bring blessings to their house. 

When some migrants who had helped them were refused a just reward,

she rushed in with what was needed and relations were restored. 


Bless the Lord who, through this woman, once restrained a hostile hand.

Bless all women who perceive and wield resources in our land;

Forging peace between contenders, giving voice to suff’rers’ pain.

May all people, men and women, lift a loud and proud refrain!


Image:   Weltchronik Fulda, 14th Century

Source:  1 Samuel 25:2-35

Text:   David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC  4.0

Tune:  Montclair, Public Domain

Score:  https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2018/Score/NowBeforeYouLord-Montclair-Chords.pdf

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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