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THE MEAL AND CRUSE OF OIL




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.


Then let not doubts
your mind assail,
Remember, God has said,
The cruse and barrel shall not fail,
My people shall be fed.


And thus though
faint it often seems,
He keeps their grace alive;
Supplied by his refreshing streams,
Their dying hopes revive.


Though in ourselves
we have no stock,
The Lord is nigh to save;
His door flies open when we knock,
And 'tis but ask and have.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: 1 Ki 17:16;
      MUSIC
      Name: OLD MARTYRS
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1615
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 495F

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