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But soon these wonders they forgot and

But soon these wonders they forgot,
and for his counsel waited not;
But, lusting in the wilderness,
did him with fresh temptations press.

Strong food at their request he sent,
but made their sin their punishment;
Yet still his saints they did oppose,
the priest and prophet whom he chose.

But earth, the quarrel to decide,
her vengeful jaws extending wide,
Rash Dathan to her center drew,
with proud Abiram's factious crew.

The rest of those who did conspire
to kindle wild sedition's fire,
With all their impious train, became
a prey to heav'n's devouring flame.

Near Horeb's mount a calf they made,
and to the molten image prayed;
Adoring what their hands did frame,
they changed their glory to their shame,

Their God and Saviour they forgot,
and all his works in Egypt wrought;
His signs in Ham's astonished coast,
and where proud Pharaoh's troops were lost.

Thus urged, his vengeful hand he reared,
but Moses in the breach appeared ;
The saint did for the rebels pray,
and turned heav'n's kindled wrath away.

Yet they his pleasant land despised,
nor his repeated promise prized;
Nor did th' Almighty's voice obey,
but when God said, Go up, would stay.

This sealed their doom without redress,
to perish in the wilderness;
Or else to be by heathen hands
o'erthrown, and scattered thro' the lands.

marker 99
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 106:13-27;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 106
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