|HOW blest are they who fear the Lord,
Love His commands and trust His Word;
Riches divine their days attend,
And blessings to their seed descend.
|2||Love and compassion fill their mind,
To gracious deeds are they inclined,
Willing and kind in works of aid,
And seeking not to be repaid.
|3||When trials and troubles rage around,
Unmoved, do they maintain their ground,
Armed in their hearts against all fears,
For God – with all His poweris theirs!
|4||Faith which is fixed upon the Lord,
Draws strength and courage from His Word,
And in the darkness light shall rise,
To cheer the heart and guide the eyes.
|5||They shall dispense their means abroad
To spread the Gospel of their Lord;
So righteous fruits shall with them stand,
For ever in their heavenly land.
|Based on Isaac Watts, 1674-1748|