Meter: 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Appears in 26 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 32 Lyrics: 1 How blest are they whose trespass has freely been forgiven, whose sins are wholly covered before the sight of heaven. Blest they to whom the LORD God does not impute their sin, who have a guileless spirit, whose heart is true within. 2 While I kept guilty silence, my strength was spent with grief: your hand was heavy on me; my soul found no relief. But when I owned my trespass and did not hide my sin, then you forgave my guilt, LORD, restored my life within. 3 So let the godly seek you in times when you are near; no whelming floods shall reach them or cause their hearts to fear. O LORD, you are my refuge, you are my hiding place, and you surround me always with songs of saving grace. 4 "I graciously will teach you the way that you should go, and, with my eye upon you, help you my counsel know. Then do not be unruly or slow to understand; be not perverse, but willing to heed my wise command." 5 The sorrows of the wicked increase from year to year, but those who trust the LORD God know love instead of fear. Then in the LORD be joyful, in song lift up your voice; be glad in God, you righteous: rejoice, O saints, rejoice! Topics: Lord's Supper; Grace; Forgiveness; Confession of Sin; New Year - Old Year; New Year - Old Year Used With Tune: RUTHERFORD Text Sources: Psalter, 1912, alt.