For the Poor
When Hagar found the bottle spent,
And wept oer Ishmael,
A message from the Lord was sent
To guide her to a well.
Should not Elijahs 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 earths dainties are;
Tis sweet to taste a Saviours 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.