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His master taken from his head - On the Death of a Minister
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

On the Death of a Minister.

1. His master taken from his head,
  Elisha saw him go;
and in desponding accents said,
  "Ah, what must Israel do?"

2. But he forgot the Lord who lifts
  the beggar to the throne;
nor knew, that all Elijah's gifts
  will soon be made his own.

3. What! when a Paul has run his course,
  or when Apollos dies,
is Israel left without resource?
  And have we no supplies?

4. Yes, while the dear Redeemer lives
  we have a boundless store,
and shall be fed with what he gives,
  who lives for evermore.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 251.

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