Great God, should we thy grace abuse

Great God, should we thy grace abuse

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1 Great God should we thy grace abuse,
Thy love and pow'r disown!
As did the disobedient Jews,
Who brought thy judgments down.

2 Thy bounteous hand on them bestowed
What e'er their wants suppli'd;
Yet they provoked thee their God,
Until they were distroy'd.

3 Thy mercies long with sinners bear,
Thy blessing them pursue;
But thy strict judgments every where,
Must punish vices too.

4 God spared not his chosen race,
Though long he prov'd their friend;
When long they had abus'd his grace,
They perish'd in the end.

5 Should we like they suppose we stand,
And therefore live secure;
Our house is built upon the sand,
And our destruction sure.

6 Then let us ever watch and pray,
Be always on our guard;
Lest like the Jew's we run astray,
And thus forsake the Lord.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXV

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