Psalm 106

Words: Isaac Watts

Long Metre Tunes

v. 1--5. PART 1.
Praise to God; or, Communion with saints.
   1  To God, the great, the ever-blessed,
      Let songs of honor be addressed;
      His mercy firm for ever stands;
      Give him the thanks his love demands.
   2  Who knows the wonders of thy ways?
      Who shall fulfill thy boundless praise?
      Blessed are the souls that fear thee still,
      And pay their duty to thy will.
   3  Remember what thy mercy did
      For Jacob's race, thy chosen seed;
      And with the same salvation bless
      The meanest suppliant of thy grace.
   4  O may I see thy tribes rejoice,
      And aid their triumphs with my voice!
      This is my glory, Lord, to be
      Joined to thy saints, and near to thee.
v. 7, 8, 12, 8&c. PART 2. Short Metre Tunes
Israel punished and pardoned; or, God's unchangeable love.
   1     God of eternal love,
         How fickle are our ways?
      And yet how oft did Isr'el prove
         Thy constancy of grace!
   2     They saw thy wonders wrought,
         And then thy praise they sung;
      But soon thy works of power forgot,
         And murmured with their tongue.
   3     Now they believe his word
         While rocks with rivers flow;
      Now with their lusts provoke the Lord,
          And he reduced them low.
   4     Yet when they mourned their faults,
         He hearkened to their groans,
      Brought his own cov'nant to his thoughts,
         And called them still his sons.
   5     Their names were in his book,
         He saved them from their foes;
      Oft he chastised, but ne'er forsook
         The people that he chose.
   6     Let Isr'el bless the Lord,
         Who loved their ancient race;
      And Christians join the solemn word,
         Amen, to all the praise.

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