Psalm 95:3. 1 2 3 6-11. L. M.
Canaan lost through unbelief; or,
A warning to delaying sinners.
Come, let our voices join to raise
A sacred song of solemn praise;
God is a sovereign King; rehearse
his honours in exalted verse.
Come, let our souls address the Lord,
Who fram’d our natures with his word;
He is our Shepherd; we the sheep
His mercy chose, his pastures keep.
Come, let us hear his voice to-day,
The counsels of his love obey;
Nor let our harden’d hearts renew
The sins and plagues that Israel knew.
Israel, that saw his works of grace,
Yet tempt their Maker to his face;
A faithless unbelieving brood
That tir’d the patience of their God.
Thus saith the Lord, “how false they prove;
“Forget my power, abuse my love;
“Since they despise my rest, I swear,
“Their feet shall never enter there.”
[Look back my soul, with holy dread,
And view those ancient rebels dead;
Attend the offer’d grace to-day,
Nor lose the blessing by delay.
Seize the kind promise while it waits,
And march to Zion’s heavenly gates;
Believe, and take the promis’d rest;
Obey, and be for ever blest.]