49b. Mear

1. Will God forever cast us off?
His wrath forever smoke
Against the people of His love,
His little chosen flock.

2. Think of the tribes so dearly bought
With the Redeemer’s blood,
Nor let Thy Zion be forgot,
Where once Thy glory stood.

3. Where once Thy churches prayed and sang
Thy foes profanely rage;
Amid Thy gates their ensigns hang,
And there their host engage.

4. And still to heighten our distress,
Thy presence is withdrawn;
Thy wonted signs of pow’r and grace
Thy pow’r and grace are gone.

5. No prophet speaks to calm our grief,
But all in silence mourn;
Nor know the hour of our relief,
The hour of Thy return.

Text Information
First Line: Will God forever cast us off?
Title: Mear
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: C. M.
Tune Information
Name: MEAR
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: A Sett of Tunes, 1720

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.