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WHEN ISRAEL WAS A CHILD. (Hos 11,1-11)

    La-      Re-      La-
C.  When Israel was a child, I loved him,
             Re-        La-
    I called him like a son out of Egypt.
            Re-      La-
    But the more I repeated my call,
        Fa                      La-        
    The further he strayed from me.  


    La-        Do              Sol          La-
A.  HE DID NOT SEE THAT ALL MY CARE WAS FOR HIM.  (x2)
         Sol      La-      Sol  
    ISRA-EL! ISRA-EL! ISRA-EL!


    La-       Re-           La-
C.  I taught Ephraim how to take his first steps,      
                   Re-            La-
    I steered him straight, using reins of kindness;
             Re-         La-
    I was to him like someone
        Fa                        La-        
    who lifts a baby close to his cheek.
    La-        Do
A.  HE DID NOT SEE ...


    La-         Re-          La-
C.  You will be forced to go back into Egypt, 
                                Re-          La-
    the Assyrian king will wipe out all your sons,
               Fa                   La-        
    because my people refused to convert to me.
    La-        Do
A.  HE DID NOT SEE ...


    La-    Re-           La-
C.  O Ephraim, how could I give you up?
               Re-          La-
    My heart recoils at the thought of parting from you.
           Re-    La-
    I will not destroy you, 
        Fa            La-        
    for I am God, not man.
    La-        Do
A.  HE DID NOT SEE ...

     
    La-    Re-          La-
C.  I will roar, and my sons will come from Egypt,
            Re-            La-
    swiftly flying, like a bird.
              Re-  La-
    They will come speeding 
          Fa            La-        
    from Assyria like a dove.
    La-        Do
A.  HE DID NOT SEE ...