Scripture Verse

Our fathers understood not Thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of Thy mercies; but provoked Him at the sea, even at the Red Sea. Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power to be known. Psalm 106:7–8


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Is­ra­el pun­ished and par­doned; or, God’s un­change­able love.

Music: Ac­cra James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



God of eter­nal love,
How fick­le are our ways!
And yet oft did Is­ra­el prove
Thy con­stan­cy of grace!
They saw Thy won­ders wrought,
And then Thy praise they sung;
But soon Thy works of pow­er for­got,
And mur­mured with their tongue.

Now they be­lieve His word
While rocks with ri­vers flow;
Now with their lusts pro­voke the Lord,
And He re­duced them low.
Yet when they mourned their faults,
He heark­ened to their groans,
Brought His own co­ve­nant to His thoughts,
And called them still His sons.

Their names were in His book,
He saved them from their foes;
Oft He chas­tised, but ne’er for­sook
The peo­ple that He chose.
Let Is­ra­el bless the Lord,
Who loved their an­cient race;
And Chris­tians join the so­lemn word,
Amen to all the praise.