1. Happy the man who feareth God,
Whose feet His holy ways have trod;
Thine own good hand shall nourish thee,
And well and happy shalt thou be.
2. Thy wife shall, like a fruitful vine,
Fill all thy house with clusters fine;
Thy children all be fresh and sound,
Like olive-plants thy table round.
3. Lo! to the man these blessings cleave
Who in God’s holy fear doth live;
From him the ancient curse hath fled
By Adam’s race inherited.
4. Out of Mount Zion God shall send,
And crown with joy thy latter end;
That thou Jerusalem mayst see,
In favor and prosperity.
5. He shall be with thee in thy ways,
And give thee health and length of days;
Yea, thou shalt children’s children see,
And peace on Israel shall be.
|First Line:||Happy the man who feareth God|
|Title:||Happy the Man Who Feareth God|
|German Title:||Wohl dem, der in Gottes Furcht steht|
|Translator (from German):||Richard Massie (1854)|
|Source:||Eyn Enchiridion (Erfurt, Germany: 1524)|