Hymnal: Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #80 (1786) Topics: Charity to the poor; Poor charity to them; Charity to the poor; Poor charity to them First Line: Blest is the man, whose breast can move Lyrics: 1 Blest is the man, whose breast can move,
And melt with pity to the poor,
Whose soul, by sympathizing love,
Feels what his fellow-saints endure.
2 His heart contrives for their relief
More good than his own hands can do;
He in the time of general grief
Shall find the Lord has mercy too.
3 His soul shall live secure on earth,
With secret blessings on his head,
When drought, and pestilence, and dearth,
Around him multiply their dead.
4 Or if he languish on his couch
God will pronounce his sins forgiven,
Will save him with a healing touch,
Or take his willing soul to heaven. Scripture: Psalm 31:1-3 Languages: English
Charity to the Poor; or Pity to the Afflicted