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On the Death of a Minister

Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York

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 liftsThe beggar to the throne;Nor knew that all Elijah's giftsWould 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.