because God is good!
God’s true love is eternal.
Let those God bought back from slavery admit it:
God redeemed them from their captors;
God gathered them from all nations in every direction.
Some had roamed through the wastelands
Unable to find civilization,
Hungry and thirsty,
on the verge of death.
Then, in dire straits, they called on God,
And God saved them,
And led them easily,
Until they reached civilization.
God dries up the rivers,
Makes springs into deserts,
Loamy soil into salt flats –
Because the people who live there are evil.
God turns deserts into lakes,
Makes springs gush from arid wastes,
And, by God, the hungry live,
And they build homes,
And they plant crops and vineyards,
And harvest in abundance.