172. When Israel, of the Lord beloved

1 When Israel, of the Lord beloved,
Out from the land of bondage came,
Her fathers' God before her moved,
An awful guide, in smoke and flame.

2 By day, along the astonished lands
The cloudy pillar glided slow;
By night, Arabia's crimsoned sands
Returned the fiery column's glow.

3 Thus present still, though now unseen,
When brightly shines the prosperous day,
Be thoughts of Thee a cloudy screen
To temper the deceitful ray.

4 And O, when gathers on our path,
In shade and storm, the frequent night,
Be Thou, long-suffering, slow to wrath,
A burning and a shining light!

Text Information
First Line: When Israel, of the Lord beloved
Author: Sir Walter Scott, Bart., 1771-1832
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Godhead: Creation and Providence; Fire: Pillar of; Providence (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MOZART
Arranger: W. A. Mozart, 1756-1791
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major or modal



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