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Mear 49b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: A Sett of Tunes, 1720
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
Think of the tribes so dearly bought
With the Redeemer’s blood,
Nor let Thy Zion be forgot,
Where once Thy glory stood.


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 2
3
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
4
And still to heighten our distress,
Thy presence is withdrawn;
Thy wonted signs of pow’r and grace
Thy pow’r and grace are gone.


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 7
5
No prophet speaks to calm our grief,
But all in silence mourn;
Nor know the hour of our relief,
The hour of Thy return.


Will God for ever cast us off?, Stanza 8