5 Oh what a stiff rebellious house
Was Jacob’s ancient race!
False to their own most solemn vows,
And to their Maker’s grace.
6 They broke the cov'nant of his love,
And did his laws despise;
Forgot the works he wrought to prove
His pow'r before their eyes.
7 They saw the plagues on Egypt light
From his avenging hand;
What dreadful tokens of his might
Spread o’er the stubborn land.
8 They saw him cleave the mighty sea,
And march'd in safety through,
With wat'ry walls to guard their way,
'Till they had ’scap'd the foe.
9 A wond'rous pillar marked the road,
Compos'd of shade and light;
By day it proved a shelt'ring cloud,
A leading fire by night.
10 He from the rock their thirst suppli'd;
The gushing waters flow'd,
And ran in rivers by their side,
Alone the desert road.
11 Yet they provok'd the Lord most high,
And dar'd distrust his hand:
"Can he with bread our host supply,
Amidst this desert land?"
12 The Lord with indignation heard,
And caus'd his wrath to flame;
His terrors ever stand prepar'd
To vindicate his name.
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.) #P.LXXVIII.II
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