Blest are the undefiled in heart,
whose ways are right and clean;
who never from your law depart,
but flee from every sin.
Blest are the ones that keep your word,
and serve you with their hands;
with their whole heart they seek you, Lord,
obeying your commands.
Great is their peace who love your law;
how firm their souls abide!
Nor can a bold temptation draw
their steady feet aside.
Then shall my heart have inward joy!
I’ll keep my steps from shame;
your statutes help me to obey,
and glorify your name.
Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >
Display Title: Blest are the undefiled in heartFirst Line: Blest are the undefiled in heartTune Title: OHIO VALLEYAuthor: Isaac WattsMeter: CMDScripture: Psalm 119:1-3; Psalm 119:165Date: 2014Source: Psalm 119, 1st Part, alt
Display Title: Blest Are the UndefiledFirst Line: Blest are the undefiled in heartTune Title: DOWNSAuthor: Isaac WattsMeter: C.M.Scripture: Psalm 119Date: 1990Subject: Christians | Blessedness of; God | Name of; Law of God | ; The Christian Life | Obedience