Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.@James 1:27

Will­iam L. Den­nis, in The Bap­tist Harp (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania: Amer­i­can Bap­tist Publication Society, 1849), number 113. The widow’s God.

Hat­tie (Rupp) Hen­ry S. Rupp, in Hymns and Tunes (Elk­hart, In­di­a­na: Men­non­ite Publishing, 1890), page 52 (🔊 pdf nwc).

In this lone hour of deep distress,
When heavy sorrows round me press,
Encouraged by Thy gracious word,
I trust Thee as the widow’s God.

A husband lies in death’s embrace,
The grave is now his resting place;
O, as I pass beneath Thy rod,
Reveal Thyself the widow’s God.

Assuage my grief, remove my fears,
Suppress my murmuring, dry my tears;
Help me to own Thee as my Lord,
And bless Thee as the widow’s God.

Be Thou my counselor and stay,
Protect by night, and guide by day;
Then, as I travel life’s rough road,
I’ll praise Thee as the widow’s God.