"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

Isabel Allison – young woman Scottish Covenanter

Here is the account of young Isabel Alison – another Scottish Covenanter martyred for her faith.

Being come to the scaffold, after singing the 84th Psalm, and reading the 16th [chapter] of Mark, she cried over the scaffold, and said, “rejoice in the Lord ye righteous: And again, I say rejoice.” Then she desired to pray at that place, and the Mayor came and would not let her, but took her away to the ladder foot, and there she prayed.

When she went up the Ladder, she cried out, “O be zealous, Sirs, be zealous, be zealous! O love the Lord all ye his servants, O love him, Sirs! for in his favour there is life.”

And she said, “O ye his enemies, what will ye do, wither will ye fly in that day? For now there is a dreadful day coming on all the enemies of Jesus Christ. Come out from among them, all ye that are the Lord’s own people.”

Then she said, “Farewell all created comforts. Farewell sweet Bible, in which I delighted most, and which has been sweet to me since I came to prison. Farewell Christian acquaintances. Now into thy hands I commit my Spirit, Father, Son, and holy Ghost.” Whereupon the hangman threw her over.

For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 1 Corinthians 15:25