Happy the man, whose tender carePublished in 15 hymnals
1 Happy the Man, whose tender Care
relieves the Poor distress'd!
When he's by Troubles compaas'd round,
the Lord shall give him Rest.
2 The Lord his Life, with Blessings crown'd,
in Safety shall prolong;
And disappoint the Will of those
that seek to do him Wrong.
3 If he in languishing Estate,
oppress'd with Sickness, lie;
The Lord will easy make his Bed,
and inward Strength supply.
4 Secure of this, to Thee, my God,
I thus my Pray'r address'd:
"Lord, for thy Mercy, heal my Soul,
"tho' I have much trasgress'd."
5 My cruel Foes, with sland'rous Words,
attempt to wound my Fame:
"When shall he die (say they,) and Men
"forget his very Name?"
6 Suppose they formal Visits make,
'tis all but empty Show:
They gather Mischief in their Hearts,
and vent it where they go.
7,8 With private Whispers, such as these,
to hurt me they devise:
"A sore Disease afflicts him now;
"he's fall'n, no more to rise."
9 My own familiar Bosom-friend,
on whom I most rely'd,
Has me, whose daily Guest he was,
with open Scorn defy'd.
10 But thou my sad and wretched State,
in Mercy, Lord, regard;
And raise me up, that all their Crimes
may meet their just Reward.
11 By this I know, thy gracious Ear
is open when I call;
Because Thou suffer'st not my Foes
to triumph in my Fall.
12 Thy tender Care secures my Life
from Danger and Disgrace;
And Thou vouchsaf'st to set me still
before thy glorious Face.
13 Let therefore Israel's Lord and God
from Ages to Age be blest;
And all the People's glad Applause
with loud Amens express'd.
Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XLI
|Instances (1 - 15 of 15)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.XLI||Happy the man, whose tender care||1799|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.XLI||Happy the man, whose tender care||1813|
|A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #16(P35)||Happy the man whose tender care||1861|
|A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #16(P35)||Happy the man whose tender care||1859|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: fitted to the Tunes used in Churches #XLI||Happy the Man, whose tender Care||Psalm 41||1760|
|A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches #82||Happy the Man whose tender Care||Psalm 41||1754|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: for every Sunday and principle festival throughout the year for the use of congregations in the Diocess of Quebec #34c||Happy the man whose tender care||1835|
|A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #P41||Happy the man whose tender care||1842|
|Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P41.3||Happy the man, whose tender care||1831|
|Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P41c||Happy the man, whose tender care||1843|
|Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P41c||Happy the man, whose tender care||1832|
|Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P41c||Happy the man whose tender care||1872|
|Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #35||Happy the man whose tender care||1865|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #S35||Happy the man whose tender care||1855|
|The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #XLI||Happy the man whose tender care||Psalm 41||1793|