Scripture Verse

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1


Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psa­lms of Da­vid 1719. Re­pent­ance and free par­don; or jus­ti­fi­ca­tion and sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Music: O Je­su Christ, mein’s Nürn­berg­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1676 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Blest is the man, for­ev­er blest,
Whose guilt is par­doned by his God;
Whose sins with sor­row are con­fessed,
And co­vered with his Sav­ior’s blood.

Blest is the man to whom the Lord
Imputes not his ini­qui­ties;
He pleads no me­rit of re­ward,
And not on works, but grace re­lies.

From guile his heart and lips are free;
His hum­ble joy, his ho­ly fear,
With deep re­pent­ance well agree,
And join to prove his faith sin­cere.

How glo­ri­ous is that right­eous­ness
That hides and can­cels all his sins!
While a bright evi­dence of grace
Through his whole life ap­pears and shines.