1 God of eternal love,
How fickle are our ways!
And yet how oft did Israel prove
Thy constancy of grace!
2 They saw thy wonders wrought,
And then thy praise they sung;
But soon thy works of power forgot,
And murmur'd with their tongue.
3 Now they believe his word,
While rocks with rivers flow;
Now with their lusts provoke the Lord,
And he reduc'd them low.
4 Yet when they mourn'd their faults,
He hearken'd to their groans;
Brought his own covenant to his thoughts,
And call'd them still his sons.
5 Their names were in his book,
He saved them from their foes;
Oft he chastis'd, but ne'er forsook
The people that he chose.
6 Let Israel bless the Lord,
Who lov'd their ancient race;
And Christians join the solemn word,
Amen to all the praise.
|First Line:||God of eternal love|
|Title:||Israel punished and pardoned; or, GOD's unchangeable Love|