PSALM 78:1-2, 34-38
METER:  77 77 77
This is the meter for such hymns as "For the Beauty of the Earth," "Rock of Ages," and "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me."

1.  Lis-ten, all, to what I teach,
    Pay heed to what I shall say.
    I will speak in par-a-bles
    And tell mys-t'ries from the past.
    When God killed some of his own,
    Oth-ers would turn back to him.
2.  They'd re-pent and ear-nest-ly
    Seek a-gain their Lord and God.
    They re-mem-bered God their rock,
    The Most High who came to help.
    But they did not pray in truth;
    They were not sin-cere to God.
3.  Their hearts were not true to him,
    They kept not his cov-e-nant.
    Yet, God was com-pas-sion-ate;
    He for-gave, did not de-stroy.
    Oft did he re-strain his wrath,
    And his an-ger he held back.

Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copryight 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Alt. 2001 Dale A. Schoening.

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