Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways.@Psalm 128:1

Mar­tin Lu­ther, in Eyn En­chi­ri­di­on (Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny: 1524) (Wohl dem, der in Gott­es Furcht steht). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ri­chard Mass­ie, 1854.

Church Tri­um­phant James W. El­li­ott, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Martin Luther (1483–1546)

Happy the man who feareth God,
Whose feet His holy ways have trod;
Thine own good hand shall nourish thee,
And well and happy shalt thou be.

Thy wife shall, like a fruitful vine,
Fill all thy house with clusters fine;
Thy children all be fresh and sound,
Like olive-plants thy table round.

Lo! to the man these blessings cleave
Who in God’s holy fear doth live;
From him the ancient curse hath fled
By Adam’s race inherited.

Out of Mount Zion God shall send,
And crown with joy thy latter end;
That thou Jerusalem mayst see,
In favor and prosperity.

He shall be with thee in thy ways,
And give thee health and length of days;
Yea, thou shalt children’s children see,
And peace on Israel shall be.