When Hagar found the bottle spent,
      And wept o'er Ishmael,

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

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