Hymn 367
WHEN Israel, of the Lord beloved

1 WHEN Israel, of the Lord beloved, Out from the land of bondage came, Her fathersí 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, Arabiaís crimsoned sands Returned the fiery columnís glow. 3 There rose the choral hymn of praise, And trump and timbrel answered keen, And Zionís daughters poured their lays, With priestís and warriorís voice between. 4 No portents now our foes amaze, Forsaken Israel wanders lone: Our fathers would not know Thy ways, And Thou hast left them to their own. 5 But, present still, though now unseen! When brightly shines the prosperous day, Be thoughts of Thee a cloudy screen To temper the deceitful ray. 6 And O, when stoops on Judahís path In shade and storm the frequent night, Be Thou, long-suffering, slow to wrath, A burning and a shining light!

Hymn 367 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu