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Happy the men who fear the Lord

Happy the men who fear the Lord

Author: J. Hart
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Happy the men that fear the Lord;
They from the paths of sin depart;
Rejoice and tremble at his word,
And hide it deep within their heart.

2 They in his mercy hope, through grace;
Revere his judgments, not contemn;
In pleasing him their pleasure’s placed,
And his delight is placed in them.

3 This fear, a rich and endless store,
Preserves the soul from poisonous pride;
The heart that wants this fear is poor,
Whatever it possess beside.

4 This treasure was by Christ possessed;
In this his understanding stood;
And every one that’s with it blessed
Has free redemption in his blood.


Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #255

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy the men who fear the Lord
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #255

Hymns, etc. composed on various subjects #132

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Hymns, etc. #S24

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Hymns #132

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The Baptist Hymn Book #644

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The Lexington Collection #106

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