Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me.@Isaiah 1:2

Charles Wesley (1707-1788), Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture, Volume 1.

Vernon (Ingalls), from Christian Harmony, by Jeremiah Ingalls, 1805; this version is from A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, by Joseph Funk, 1835 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Hear, heaven and earth, your God’s appeal,
Jehovah to His creature cries.
“Angels and men, My justice tell,
When all My storms of vengeance rise
To plague a vile rebellious race,
Apostates from My richest grace.

Children I have nursed up and bred,
Marked with the new, the Christian name,
But lo! the base degenerate seed
Impatient to divulge their shame,
Their foul ingratitude to prove,
Have spurned the bowels of My love.