raven doth her young forsake
callow; she no care of them will take
3Till she perceives their plumes of
4They being nourished with
5If God the voice of
volatiles doth hear,
6Why should His children then so faint and fear?
7’Twas He that these
hard-hearted birds did make
Elijah constant care to take;
9When he involved was in want and sorrow,
10They brought him bread and
flesh both eve and morrow.
God’s affections altereth every hour
12To show to us His infinite love and power.
13Then as thy friends and near relations die
14To Him alone (to Him) for comfort fly;
15For though thy father and thy mother be
16In no capacity to comfort thee,
17And though successive sorrows and new fears
18Makes thee His
altar cover o’er with tears,
19Nay, though thy only love doth thee forsake,
20Yet He will then thee to His mercy take.
21Despair not then, my soul, but patient be,
22For He that hears young ravens will hear thee.