The Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over His head, to deliver him from His grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.@Jonah 4:6
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John Newton (1725–1807)

John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 1, number 75, alt. The gourd.

Wood­worth Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Men­dels­sohn Collection, or Third Book of Psalm­o­dy (New York: 1849) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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As once for Jonah, so the Lord
To soothe and cheer my mournful hours,
Prepared for me a pleasing gourd;
Its shade was cool, and sweet its flowers.

To prize His gift was surely right;
But through the folly of my heart,
It hid the Giver from my sight,
And soon my joy was changed to smart.

While I admired its beauteous form,
Its pleasant shade and graceful fruit;
The Lord, displeased, sent forth a worm,
Unseen, to prey upon the root.

I trembled when I saw it fade,
But guilt restrained the murmuring word;
My folly I confessed, and prayed,
Forgive my sin, and spare my gourd.

His wondrous love can ne’er be told,
He heard me and relieved my pain;
His word the threatening worm controlled,
And bid my gourd revive again.

Now, Lord, the gourd is mine no more,
’Tis Thine, who only couldst it raise;
The idol of my heart before,
Henceforth shall flourish to Thy praise.