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Olney Hymn 31: On The Death Of A Minister

William Cowper 1731 (Berkhamsted) – 1800 (Dereham)

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.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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William Cowper

William Macquarie Cowper was an Australian Anglican archdeacon and Dean of Sydney. more…

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