Father of faithful Abram hear
Our earnest prayer for Abram's seed,
Who wander homeless, far and near,
In suffering sin, reproach, and need,
Whose good things we by faith obtain
And Christ, by their rejection, gain.
Outcast from Thee, and scattered wide
Through every nation under heaven,
Blaspheming Him they crucified,
Unsaved, unpitied, unforgiven;
Branded like Cain, they bear their load
Abhorred of men, and cursed of God.
But hast Thou finally forsook,
For ever cast Thine own away?
Wilt Thou not bid the murderers look
On Him they pierced, and weep, and pray?
Yes, gracious Lord, Thy word is passed
All Israel shall be saved at last.
Come, then, Thou great deliverer, come,
The veil from Jacob's heart remove;
Receive Thy ancient people home,
That, quickened by Thy deathless love,
In their recover we may find
Life from the dead for all mankind.