348. Blest is the man whose heart expands

1 Blest is the man whose heart expands
At melting pity's call,
And the rich blessings of whose hands
Like heav'nly manna fall.

2 Be ours the bliss in wisdom's way
To guide untutor'd youth,
And lead the mind that went astray
To virtue and to truth.

3 Children our kind protection claim,
And God will well approve,
When infants learn to lisp his name,
And their Creator love.

4 Delightful work, young souls to win,
And turn the rising race
From the deceitful paths of sin,
To seek redeeming grace!

5 Almighty God! thy influence shed
To aid this good design:
The honours of thy name be spread,
And all the glory thine.

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First Line: Blest is the man whose heart expands
Publication Date: 1827
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Social Duties; Charity or Sunday school
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