|Text:||How Blest The Children Of The Lord|
1 How blest the children of the Lord,
Who, walking in His sight,
Make all the precepts of His word,
Their study and delight.
2 That precious wealth shall be their dower,
Which cannot know decay;
Which moth or rust shall ne’er devour,
Nor spoiler take away.
3 For them that heavenly light shall spread,
Whose cheering rays illume
The darkest hours of life, and shed
A halo round the tomb.
4 Their works of piety and love,
Performed through Christ their Lord,
Forever registered above,
Shall meet a sure reward.
|First Line:||How blest the children of the Lord|
|Title:||How Blest The Children Of The Lord|
|Source:||Spirt of the Psalms, 1829)|
|Notes:||Original first line: Happy the children of the Lord; Alternate tunes: AZMON by Carl G. Gläser, BALLERMA by François H. Barthélémon; HEBRON by Lowell Mason|