Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1
Words: Isaac Watts, The Psalms of David 1719.
Forgiveness of sins upon confession.
Music: Pekin arranged from a German chorale by J. E. Kingsley, 1847 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Kingsley’s full name, or where to get a good picture of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
O blessèd souls are they
Whose sins are covered o’er!
Divinely blest, to whom the Lord
Imputes their guilt no more!
They mourn their follies past,
And keep their hearts with care;
Their lips and lives without deceit
Shall prove their faith sincere.
While I concealed my guilt,
I felt the festering wound,
Till I confessed my sins to Thee,
And ready pardon found.
Let sinners learn to pray,
Let saints keep near the throne;
Our help in times of deep distress
Is found in God alone.