Scripture Verse

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments. Psalm 112:1

Introduction

Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber, Spir­it of the Psalms 1829, alt. Orig­in­al first line: Hap­py the child­ren of the Lord.

Music: Nau­man (Me­lo­dist) ano­ny­mous, in The Sab­bath School Me­lo­dist, by Will­iam M. Byrnes (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mas­sa­chu­setts Sab­bath School So­cie­ty, 1850), num­ber 13 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

How blest the child­ren of the Lord,
Who, walk­ing in His sight,
Make all the pre­cepts of His word,
Their stu­dy and de­light.

That pre­cious wealth shall be their dow­er,
Which can­not know de­cay;
Which moth or rust shall ne’er de­vour,
Nor spoil­er take away.

For them that hea­ven­ly light shall spread,
Whose cheer­ing rays il­lume
The dark­est hours of life, and shed
A ha­lo round the tomb.

Their works of pi­ety and love,
Performed through Christ their Lord,
Forever re­gis­tered above,
Shall meet a sure re­ward.