| GOD of eternal love,
How fickle are our ways!
And yet how oft did Israel prove
The constancy of grace!
|2|| They saw great wonders wrought,
And then God’s praises sang;
But soon those works of power forgot,
And cried with murmuring tongue.
|3|| How they believe His Word
While rocks with rivers flow!
But soon their lusts provoke the Lord
To frown, and bring them low.
|4|| Yet when they mourn their faults,
He listens to their prayer,
And moved with all a Father’s thoughts,
Extends again His care.
|5|| So let us bless the Lord,
For all His faithful ways
To those who keep His holy Word
And give Him all their praise.
|Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|