PSALM 78:1-7
METER: 77 77 77
SUGGESTED TUNE:  DIX
('This is the meter of the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth")

1.  List-en, 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.
    Things that we have heard made known,
    That our par-ents told to us.
2.  We won't hide them from our young,
    We will tell those yet to come,
    All the might-y deeds of God,
    All the won-ders he has done.
    He gave laws to Is-ra-el,
    And com-mand-ments to Ja-cob.
3.  God in-struct-ed our fore-bears
    To teach these laws to our young,
    So those yet un-born will know,
    Pass-ing them on to their young,
    So that they should hope in God,
    Not for-get, but keep his laws.

Stanza 1 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.  Stanzas 2-3 reprinted by permission of the publisher from Supplementary Volume to Sing the Psalms by Dale A. Schoening.  Copyright 1992 Dale A. Schoening.

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