1 Blest is the man whose tender care
Relieves the poor in their distress;
Whose pity wipes the widow's tear,
Whose hand supports the fatherless.
2 His heart contrives for their relief
More good than his own hand can do;
He, in the time of general grief,
Shall find the Lord has pity too.
3 Or, if he languish on his bed,
God will pronounce his sins forgiven;
Will save from death his sinking head,
Or take his willing soul to heaven.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #753