1 Elisha, struck with grief and awe,
Cried, "Ah! where now is Israel’s stay?"
When he his honored master saw
Borne by a fiery car away.
2 But while he looked a last adieu,
His mantle, as it fell, he caught;
The Spirit rested on him too,
And equal miracles he wrought.
3 "Where is Elijah’s God?" he cried,
And with the mantle smote the flood;
His word controlled the swelling tide,
Th’obedient waters upright stood.
4 The wonder-working Gospel, thus
From hand to hand, has been conveyed
We have the mantle still with us,
But where, O where, the Spirit’s aid?
5 When Peter first this mantle waved,
How soon it melted hearts of steel!
Sinners, by thousands, then were saved,
But now how few its virtues feel?
6 Where is Elijah’s God, the Lord,
Thine Israel’s hope, and joy, and boast!
Reveal Thine arm, confirm Thy Word,
Give us another Pentecost!
7 Assist Thy messenger to speak,
And while he aims to lisp Thy truth,
The bonds of sin and Satan break,
And pour Thy blessing on our youth.
8 For them we now approach Thy throne,
Teach them to know and love Thy name,
Then shall Thy thankful people own
Elijah’s God is still the same.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9929
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9929||Elisha, Struck With Grief And Awe||Elisha, struck with grief and awe||BAPTISM||John Newton||LM||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779)|