Christ My Song - 357
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.