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When Hagar found the bottle spent - For the Poor
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

For the Poor.

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

2. Should not Elijah's cake and cruse
  convince us at this day,
a gracious God will not refuse
  provisions by the way?

3. His saints and servants shall be fed,
  the promise is secure;
"Bread shall be given them," he has said,
  "their water shall be sure."

4. 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.

5. To Jesus then your trouble bring,
  nor murmur at your lot;
while you are poor and he is King,
  you shall not be forgot.

1,4: Genesis 21,19.
2,1: 1 Kings 17,14.
3,4: Isaiah 33,16.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 262.

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