Happy are they who delight,
who delight in the law of God.
1 Praise the LORD!
Happy are those who fear the LORD,
who greatly delight in his commandments.
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.
4 They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright;
they are gracious, merciful, and righteous.
5 It is well with those who deal generously and lend,
who conduct their affairs with justice.
6 For the righteous will never be moved;
they will be remembered forever.
7 They are not afraid of evil tidings;
their hearts are firm, secure in the LORD.
8 Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid;
in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
9 They have distributed freely, they have given to the
their righteousness endures forever;
their horn is exalted in honor.
10 The wicked see it and are angry;
they gnash their teeth and melt away;
the desire of the wicked comes to nothing.
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Author: Hal H. Hopson
Hal H. Hopson (b. Texas, 1933) is a prolific composer, arranger, clinician, teacher and promoter of congregational song, with more than 1300 published works, especially of hymn and psalm arrangements, choir anthems, and creative ideas for choral and organ music in worship. Born in Texas, with degrees from Baylor University (BA, 1954), and Southern Baptist Seminary (MSM, 1956), he served churches in Nashville, TN, and most recently at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. He has served on national boards of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Choristers Guild, and taught numerous workshops at various national conferences. In 2009, a collection of sixty four of his hymn tunes were published in Hymns for Our Time:… Go to person page >
Display Title: Psalm 112 (A Responsorial Setting)First Line: Happy are they who delightTune Title: [Happy are they who delight]Author: Hal H. HopsonScripture: Psalm 112Date: 2012Subject: Acrostic Psalms | ; Blessing | ; Darkness | ; Elements of Worship | Offering; Endurance | ; God | Light from; God | Trust in; God's | Protection; Grace | ; Joy | ; Life Stages | Children; People of God / Church | Family of God; People of God / Church | Serving; Social Justice | ; Truth | ; Wisdom Psalms | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Epiphany, 5th Sunday | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, August 28-September 3 |Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Psalm Text)