By Marah's stream of bitterness,
When Moses stood and cried,
Jehovah heard his fervent prayer,
And instant help, supplied:
The Prophet sought the precious tree,
With prompt, obedient feet;
'Twas cast into the fount, and made
The bitter waters sweet.
Whene'er affliction, o'er thee sheds
Its influence malign,
Then, sufferer, be the Prophet's prayer,
And prompt obedience, thine:
'Tis but a Marah's fount, ordained,
Thy faith in God, to prove;
And prayer and resignation shall
Its bitterness, remove.