CVIb. Isreal punished and pardoned' or, GOD's unchangeable love

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.

Text Information
First Line: God of eternal love
Title: Isreal punished and pardoned' or, GOD's unchangeable love
Publication Date: 1780
Meter: Short Metre
Scripture: ;
Language: English
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