200b. Israel punished and pardoned; or, God's unchangeable Love

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 sav'd 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 antient race;
And Christians join the solemn word,
Amen to all the praise.

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First Line: God of eternal love
Title: Israel punished and pardoned; or, God's unchangeable Love
Publication Date: 1786
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Communion with Saints; Conversion: of Jews and Gentiles; Israel: punished and pardoned (3 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Second Part
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