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Poem by William Cowper


For the Poor


When Hagar found the bottle spent
And wept o'er Ishmael,
A message from the Lord was sent
To guide her to a well.

Should not Elijah's cake and cruse
Convince us at this day,
A gracious God will not refuse
Provisions by the way?

His saints and servants shall be fed,
The promise is secure;
"Bread shall be given them," as He said,
"Their water shall be sure."

Repasts far richer they shall prove,
Than all earth's dainties are;
'Tis sweet to taste a Saviour's love,
Though in the meanest fare.

To Jesus then your trouble bring,
Nor murmur at your lot;
While you are poor and He is King,
You shall not be forgot. 



William Cowper


William Cowper's other poems:
  1. Ephraim Repenting
  2. On The Burning Of Lord Mansfield's Library
  3. Pleading For And With Youth
  4. Of Himself
  5. Peace After A Storm


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