John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 15
|Manna to Israel well supplied|
The want of other bread;
While God is able to provide,
His people shall be fed.
2. Thus though the corn and wine should fail,
3. Of his kind care how sweet a proof!
|4. 'Tis thus our gracious Lord provides|
Our comforts and our cares;
His own unerring hand provides,
And gives us each our shares.
5. He knows how much the weak can bear,
6. Daily they saw the Manna come,
|7. Vain their attempt to store it up,|
This was to tempt the Lord;
Israel must live by faith and hope,
And not upon a hoard.