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XLVII. The Lord is God

1 Does it not grief and wonder move
To think of Israel's dreadful fall,
Who needed miracles to prove
Whether the Lord was God or Baal.

2 Methinks I see Elijah stand,
His features glow with love and zeal
In faith and prayer he lifts his hand,
And makes to heav'n his great appeal.

3 O GOD! if I thy servant am,
If 'tis thy message fills my heart;
Now glorify thy holy name:
And shew this people who thou art.

4 He spoke, and lo! a sudden flame,
Consum'd the wood, the dust, the stone
The people struck, at once proclaim,
"The Lord is God, the Lord alone."

5 Like him we mourn an awful day,
When more for Baal than God appear,
Like him, believers, let us pray,
And may the God of Israel hear.

6 LORD! if thy servant speaks the truth,
If he indeed is sent by thee;
Confirm the word to all our youth,
And let them thy salvation see.

7 Now may the Spirit's holy fire,
Pierce ev'ry heart that hears thy word
Consume each hurtful vain desire,
And make them know thou art the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Does it not grief and wonder move
Title: The Lord is God
Publication Date: 1790
Meter: Long Metre
Topic: Before Sermon
Language: English
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