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

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.

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

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