1 God of eternal love,
How fickle are our ways!
And yet how oft did Isr'el prove
Thy constancy of grace!
2 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.
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 harken'd to their groans;
Brought his own cov'nant 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 Isr'el 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:||Isreal punished and pardoned' or, GOD's unchangeable love|