George Fox (1624-1691)
"The Pasture of Life"
AND so, ye that know the Life and Power, and Light of Christ, which was before Death and Darkness, and the Power of the same wa, Be Faithful, who are gathered together in this Life and Power, and are Met in it, in it keep your Meetings . . . in which ye may all feel one another in the Fellowship and Unity, that is Everlasting, and never hath End.
And so, in that the Lord God Almighty preserve you all to his Glory; that . . . ye may be a Blessing in your Generation, and a good Savour to God, and in the Hearts of all People. That none may say ye are an unstay'd, unestablished, or a fickle People, and have your Religion, Truth and Worship to seek; but that ye have it already and are established in the Life and Power of God, and in his Worship, Church and Religion, which Christ is the Head and the Life of . . . who is the Pasture of Life, who was, before Death was. And so, him feel over all that set, which makes to suffer, who was before it was, and will remain, when it is gone: And so, feel the Top-Stone over all laid, and Christ to reign.