Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in His commands.@Psalm 112:1
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David 1719.

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Happy is he that fears the Lord,
And follows His commands;
Who lends the poor without rewards,
Or gives with liberal hands.

As pity dwells within his breast
To all the sons of need;
So God shall answer his request
With blessings on his seed.

No evil tidings shall surprise
His well-established mind;
His soul to God his refuge flies,
And leaves his fears behind.

In times of general distress
Some beams of light shall shine,
To show the world his righteousness,
And give him peace divine.

His works of piety and love
Remain before the Lord;
Honor on earth and joys above
Shall be his sure reward.