1 Bless'd is he, who fears the LORD,
And does his Laws obye,
Great his Seed shall be on Earth,
His Race shall not decay.
Crown'd with Wealth his House shall be,
To Mercy still inclin'd;
Though in Trouble, he shall shine,
The Blessing of Mankind.
2 Ort he lendeth to the Poor,
His Words are always just;
And his Glory shall survive,
Though he should sleep in Dust.
Him ill Tidings shall not move,
Whose Heart on GOD relies;
But in Safety see the Fall
Of all his Enemies.
3 To the Needy he bestows,
And doth their Wants supply;
Thus his Righteousness shall last,
His Horn be rais'd on high.
This the Wicked shall behold,
And gnash their Teeth in Pain;
Whilst their Hopes but fruitless prove,
And all their Wishes vain.
Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B.
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Display Title: Bless'd is he, who fears the LORDFirst Line: Bless'd is he, who fears the LORDTune Title: [Bless'd is he, who fears the Lord]Scripture: Psalm 112Date: 1767Subject: Description of | Blessings promised to the Pious and Charitable; Description of | Confidence of Believers at all Times; Description of | Happiness of Man; Prophecies | Predictions of God's Judgment upon the Ungodly and Wicked