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Prayer an answer will obtain,
Though the Lord awhile delay;
None shall seek His face in vain,
None be empty sent away.

2
When the woman came from Tyre,
And for help to Jesus sought,
Though He granted her desire,
Yet at first He answered not.

3
Could she guess at His intent,
When He to His followers said:
“I to Israel’s sheep am sent;
Dogs must not have children’s bread”?

4
From His words she draws a plea:
“Though unworthy children’s bread,
Be it so; yet one like me
Surely may with crumbs be fed.”

5
Jesus then His mind revealed:
“Woman, canst thou thus believe?
I to thy petition yield;
All that thou wouldst have, receive.”

6
’Tis a pattern set for us,
If we truly wait and pray;
None who plead and wrestle thus,
Shall be empty sent away.