2 Kings, iv.3.
1 Pour forth the oil, -- pour boldly forth;
It will not fail, until
Thou failest vessels to provide
Which it may largely fill.
2 Make channels for the streams of love,
Where they may broadly run;
And love has overflowing streams,
To fill them every one.
3 But if at any time we cease
Such channels to provide,
The very founts of love for us
Will soon be parched and dried.
4 For we must share, if we would keep
That blessing from above;
Ceasing to give, we cease to have; --
Such is the law of love.