199

C.M.

1
By the poor widow’s oil and meal
Elijah was sustained;
Though small the stock, it lasted well,
For God the store maintained.

2
It seemed as if from day to day,
They were to eat and die,
But still, though in a secret way,
He sent a fresh supply.

3
Thus to His poor He still will give,
Just for the present hour,
But for tomorrow they must live
Upon His word and power.

4
No barn or storehouse they possess,
On which they can depend;
Yet have no cause to fear distress,
For Jesus is their Friend.