Scripture Verse

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord. Psalm 89:15

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. A bless­ed Gos­pel.

Music: Eag­ley James Walch, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Walch (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Blest are the souls that hear and know
That Gospel’s joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,
And light their steps surround.

Their joy shall bear their spirits up
Through their Redeemer’s name;
His righteousness exalts their hope,
Nor Satan dares condemn.

The Lord, our glory and defense,
Strength and salvation gives;
Israel, thy king for ever reigns,
Thy God for ever lives.