1 Happy the man, whose tender care
Relieves the poor distrest,
When he's by trouble compass'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
Who seek to do him wrong.
3 If he, in languishing estate,
Opprest with sickness, lie;
The Lord will easy make his bed,
And inward strength supply.
Source: A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #H.XXV