Blest is the man whose heart is kind

Blest is the man whose heart is kind

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 Blest is the man, whose heart is kind
And melts with pity to the poor;
Who, with a sympathizing mind,
Feels what his fellowmen endure.

2 His heart contrives for their relief
More good than his own hands can do;
He in the time of gen'ral grief
Shall find, the Lord hath pity too.

3 This man shall live secure on earth,
With secret blessings on his head;
Though sword, or pestilence, or dearth
Around him multiply their dead.

4 Or, if with mortal suff'rings try'd,
Suff'rings shall all his soul refine,
Sweet hope his refuge shall provide,
And minister a bliss divine.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #341

Author: Isaac Watts

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 >

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Author: Isaac Watts

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #323

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #323

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #314

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P41

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d61

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