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A fruitful land where streams abound God




A fruitful land, where streams abound,
God's just revenge, if people sin,
Will turn to dry and barren ground,
to punish those that dwell therein.


The parched and desert heath he makes
to flow with streams and springing wells,
Which for his lot the hungry takes,
and in strong cities safely dwells.


He sows the field, the vineyard plants,
which gratefully his toil repay;
Nor can, whilst God his blessing grants,
his fruitful seed or stock decay.


But when his sins heav'n's wrath provoke,
his health and substance fade away;
He feels th' oppressor's galling yoke,
and is of grief the wretched prey.


The prince who slights what God commands,
exposed to scorn, must quit his throne;
And over wild and desert lands,
where no path offers, stray alone.


Whilst God, from all afflicting cares,
sets up the humble man on high,
And makes in time his num'rous heirs
with his increasing flocks to vie.


Then sinners shall have nought to say,
the just a decent joy shall show;
The wise these strange events shall weigh,
and thence God's goodness fully know.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696,1821
      Bible Refs: Ps 107:33-43;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 107
      MUSIC
      Name: ANGELS SONG
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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