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437. Security and rest

1 Lord, how secure and blest are they
Who feel the joys of pardoned sin!
Should storms of wrath shake earth and sea,
Their minds have heaven and peace within.

2 The day glides sweetly o'er their heads,
Made up of innocence and love;
And soft and silent as the shades,
Their nightly minutes gently move.

3 Quick as their thoughts their joys come on,
But fly not half so swift away:
Their souls are ever bright as noon,
And calm as summer evenings be.

4 How oft they look to heavenly hills,
Where streams of living pleasures flow;
And longing hopes and cheerful smiles
Sit undisturbed upon their brow!

5 They scorn to seek earth's golden toys,
But spend the day, and share the night,
In numbering o'er the richer joys
That heaven prepared for their delight.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, how secure and blest are they
Title: Security and rest
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Scripture: ;
Topic: Blessedness; Calmness; Christians: Privileges (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: R. Harrison
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major

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