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Beati omnes

Blessed art thou that fearest God

Author: Thomas Sternhold
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 Blessèd art thou that fearest God,
and walkest in his ways;
For of thy labor thou shalt eat,
happy shall be thy days.

2 Like fruitful vines on thy house-side,
so doth thy wife spring out;
Thy children stand like olive plants
thy table round about.

3 Thus art thou blest that fearest God,
and he shall let thee see
The promised Jerusalem,
and her felicity.

4 Thou shalt thy children's children see,
to thy great joy's increase
And likewise grace on Israel,
prosperity and peace.

Source: The whole book of Psalms: collected into English metre #CXXVIII

Author: Thomas Sternhold

Thomas Sternhold was Groom of the Robes to Henry VIII and Edward VI. With Hopkins, he produced the first English version of the Psalms before alluded to. He completed fifty-one; Hopkins and others composed the remainder. He died in 1549. Thirty-seven of his psalms were edited and published after his death, by his friend Hopkins. The work is entitled "All such Psalms of David as Thomas Sternhold, late Groome of the King's Majestye's Robes, did in his Lyfetime drawe into Englyshe Metre." Of the version annexed to the Prayer Book, Montgomery says: "The merit of faithful adherence to the original has been claimed for this version, and need not to be denied, but it is the resemblance which the dead bear to the living." Wood, in his "Athe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed art thou that fearest God
Title: Beati omnes
Author: Thomas Sternhold
Language: English