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How blest are they who always strive

How blest are they who always strive

Published in 3 hymnals

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1 How bless'd are they who always strive,
To keep their souls to God alive!
Who keep their minds with God arrang'd,
And live to ev'ry vice astrang'd.

2 They war with Satan, world and flesh,
And e'er renew their strength afresh;
They honour God in all they do,
And always good examples shew.

3 Altho' they bear reproach and blame,
They glorify their Saviour's name;
They treat their enemies with love,
Which is their method to reprove.

4 Whate'er their state of life may be,
They keep their hearts from envy free;
From all revenge they will abstain,
To shame the ignorance of men.

5 This makes their state of mind complete,
When they with patience can submit!
To all the precepts of the Lord,
His ordinance and blessed word.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #LXXXII

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