5 God of eternal love,
How fickle are our ways!
And yet how oft did Isra'l prove
Thy constancy of grace!
6 They saw thy wonders wrought,
And then thy praise they sung;
But soon thy works of pow'r forgot,
And murmur'd with their tongue.
7 Now they believe his word,
While rocks with rivers flow;
Now with their lusts provoke the Lord,
And he reduc'd them low.
8 Yet when they mourn'd their faults,
He hearken'd to their groans;
Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts,
And call'd them still his sons.
9 Their names were in his book,
He sav'd them from their foes;
Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook
The people that he chose.
10 Let Isra'l bless the Lord,
Who loved their ancient race;
And Christians join the solemn word,
Amen to all the praise.
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