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

The Lord Will Provide Gen. 22:14

The saints should never be dismay'd,Nor sink in hopeless fear;For when they least expect His aid,The Saviour will appear.

This Abraham found: he raised the knife;God saw, and said, "Forbear!Yon ram shall yield his meaner life;Behold the victim there."

Once David seem'd Saul's certain prey;But hark! the foe's at hand;Saul turns his arms another way,To save the invaded land.

When Jonah sunk beneath the wave,He thought to rise no more;But God prepared a fish to save,And bear him to the shore.

Blest proofs of power and grace divine,That meet us in His Word!May every deep-felt care of mineBe trusted with the Lord.

Wait for His seasonable aid,And though it tarry, wait;The promise may be long delay'd,But cannot come too late.