His master taken from his head,
      Elisha saw him go;

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

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

What! when a Paul has run his course,
      Or when Apollos dies,
Is Israel left without resource?
      And have we no supplies?

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

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