The day approached by God's decree
For conquering the promised land
And purging its idolatry,
According to the Lord's command.
The land they entered had been cursed
For all the wickedness therein,
And though God's Spirit warned them first,
They still continued in their sin.
The causeless curse shall never come,
Since God removes it with salvation,
And by the Gospel there are some
Who wisely flee from condemnation.
O Lord, the catastrophic curse
By brutish sinners still is scorned,
So help us often to rehearse
Your Gospel, so they may be warned.