With clouds incompass'd round;
I try'd thee at the water sleep
Of Meriba renown'd. -
8 Hear, O my People, hearken well,
I testify to thee, .
Thou ancient stock of Israel,
If thou wilt list to me,
9 Throughout the land of thy abode
No alien God shall be,
Nor shalt thou to a foreign God
In honor bend thy knee.
Io I am the Lord thy God which brought
Thee out of Egypt land;
Ask large enough, and I, besought,
Will grant thy full demand.
11 And yet my people would not hear,
JNor hearken to my voice;
And Israel, whom I lov’d so dear,
Mislik'd me for his choice.