William Cowper, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 68
My God! till I received thy stroke,|
How like a beast was I!
So unaccustomed to the yoke,
So backward to comply.
2. With grief my just reproach I bear,
3. Thy merciful restraint I scorned
4. Is Ephraim banished from my thoughts,|
Or vile in my esteem?
No, saith the Lord, with all his faults,
I shall remember him.
5. Is he a dear and pleasant child?
6. My sharp rebuke has laid him low,
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