Manna to Israel well supplied
          The want of other bread;

Ex 16:18

Manna to Israel well supplied
          The want of other bread;
While God is able to provide,
          His people shall be fed.

(Thus though the corn and wine should fail,
          And creature–streams be dry;
The prayer of faith will still prevail,
          For blessings from on high.)

Of his kind care how sweet a proof!
          It suited every taste;
Who gathered most, had just enough,
          Enough, who gathered least.

’Tis thus our gracious Lord provides
          Our comforts and our cares;
His own unerring hand provides,
          And gives us each our shares.

He knows how much the weak can bear,
          And helps them when they cry;
The strongest have no strength to spare,
          For such he’ll strongly try.

Daily they saw the Manna come,
          And cover all the ground;
But what they tried to keep at home,
          Corrupted soon was found.

Vain their attempt to store it up,
          This was to tempt the Lord;
Israel must live by faith and hope,
          And not upon a hoard.

~ John Newton

Another poem by John Newton on Manna:
Manna Hoarded

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