Give Ear to the Lord

Congregational singing
Metropolitan Tabernacle, London
Give ear to the Lord,
Attend to His Word,
In parables clear
The Truth shall be heard;
For God has commanded
That all He has done
To all generations
Must surely be known.
The story be told,
To warn and restrain,
Of hearts that were hard,
Rebellious and vain;
But God, in compassion,
Reluctant to slay,
Forgave them, and oft turned
His anger away.
They limited God,
The Most Holy One,
And hindered the work,
His grace had begun;
The hand that was mighty
To save they forgot;
Their day of redemption
Remembering not.
Shall we thus rebel?
And tempt our dear Lord?
Unfaithfully turn
To ‘idols’ abhorred?
That God in His anger
Should bless us no more,
And leave us defenceless
And chasten us sore.
O keep us, our God,
And seal every heart,
That we may be true
And never depart;
May Jesus our Shepherd
Be loved and adored,
Obeyed with devotion
As our only Lord.
(Psalm 78)

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