1 How long hath God bestowed his care
On this indulged, ungrateful land!
How oft in times of danger near,
Preserved us by his sov'reign hand!
2 Here peace and liberty have dwelt,
The glorious Gospel brightly shone;
And oft our mightiest foes have felt
That God hath made our cause his own.
3 But, ah! both heav'n and earth have heard
Our vile requital of his love;
We, whom like children he has reared,
For all his care unthankful prove.
4 See! he uplifts his chast'ning rod!
O, where are now the faithful few,
Who tremble for the ark of God,
And know what Israel ought to do?
5 Lord, hear thy people ev'rywhere,
Who meet this day to weep and pray;
Our sinful land in mercy spare,
In mercy turn thy wrath away!
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #607
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #749||How long hath God bestow'd his care||How long hath God bestow'd his care||1867|
|A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #576||How long has God bestowed his care||How long has God bestowed his care||John Newton||1876|
|The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #536||How long hath God bestowed his care||How long hath God bestowed his care||Newton||1849|
|The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #607||How Long Hath God Bestowed His Care||How long hath God bestowed his care||MELMORE||John Newton, 1725-1807||L.M. 188.8.131.52.||2 Chronicles 7:14||1972||Book One: Hymns, Songs, Chorales | ; Seasons, Days, Services | National Repentance and Confession of Sin|
|The Church Hymn Book #d398||How long has God bestowed his care||How long has God bestowed his care||John Newton||1859|
|The Sacred Lute #d144||How long has God bestowed his care||How long has God bestowed his care||John Newton||1855|
|The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d88||How long has God bestowed his care||How long has God bestowed his care||John Newton||1863|