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Will God Forever Cast Us Off? (Mear) 49b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: A Sett of Tunes, 1720
Alto: B. P. Poyner, 1902
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1719
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Will God forever cast us off?
His wrath forever smoke
Against the people of His love,
His little chosen flock?


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 1
2
Where once Thy churches prayed and sang
Thy foes profanely rage;
Amid Thy gates their ensigns hang
And there their host engage.


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 4
3
No prophet speaks to calm our grief,
But all in silence mourn;
Nor know the time of our relief,
The hour of Thy return.


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 8
4
Our foes would triumph in our blood,
And make our hope their jest;
Plead Thy own cause, Almighty God,
And give Thy children rest.


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 17