Dark Things of the Former Days (Psalm 78)

Heed my teaching as I say

dark things of the former days

that we have both heard and known; 

glorious deeds the Lord has done.

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God appointed me to teach 

to the generations, these 

stories of ancestors who 

failed at trust and goodness, too.

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God was angry, full of rage, 

nonetheless the Lord kept faith; 

sent them meat and bread for food, 

blessings they did not refuse. 

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They went on by sin and death, 

thinking not that faithfulness 

might produce prosperity 

for us, their posterity.

———-

When their priests fell by the sword, 

no one cared and not one mourned.  

Learn from this and mend your ways. 

God is faithful ev’ry day. 


Photo by Karim Manjra on Unsplash

Source: Psalm 78

Text: (c) David Alexander, 2021

Tune: Harts, Public Domain

Score: https://www.smallchurchmusic.com/2013/Score/CaptainsOfTheSaintly-Harts.pdf

Audio: http://www.smallchurchmusic.com Used by Permission

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