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.
God appointed me to teach
to the generations, these
stories of ancestors who
failed at trust and goodness, too.
God was angry, full of rage,
nonetheless the Lord kept faith;
sent them meat and bread for food,
blessings they did not refuse.
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.
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Source: Psalm 78
Text: (c) David Alexander, 2021
Tune: Harts, Public Domain
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