The water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.@Genesis 21:15-16
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William Cowper (1731-1800)

William Cowper, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 57.

Far and Near (Spazier) C. Spazier (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness
Karel Dujardin (1622-1678)

When Hagar found the bottle spent,
And wept o’er Ishmael,
A message from the Lord was sent
To guide her to a well.

Should not Elijah’s cake and cruse
Convince us at this day,
A gracious God will not refuse
Provisions by the way?

His saints and servants shall be fed,
The promise is secure;
Bread shall be given them, He has said,
Their water shall be sure.

Repasts far richer they shall prove
Than all earth’s dainties are;
’Tis sweet to taste a Savior’s love,
Though in the meanest fare.

To Jesus then your trouble bring,
Nor murmur at your lot;
While you art poor, and He is king,
You shall not be forgot.