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That man is blessed, who fears the Lord

That man is blessed, who fears the Lord

Author: John Barnard
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. That man is blessed, who fears the Lord,
And in his law takes great delight.
2. His seed, on earth, shall mighty be;
Blessed shall the race be of the upright.
3. His house, with plenty, shall abound;
His justice no decays shall find.

4. His light, in darkness, shall arise;
He's just, compassionate, and kind.
5. A good man favor shows, and lends;
And his affairs, with prudence, guides.
6. Surely, he never shall be moved;
Forever sweet his name abides.
7. Fearless, he evil tidings hears;
His heart is fixed, on God relies.
8. Secured from fear, he waits to see,
Just vengeance, on his enemies.

9. His liberal hand dispersed his alms,
And gave the poor a meet supply;
His justice ever shall be praised,
His horn, in glory, raised on high.
10. The wicked this shall see, and grieve,
Gnash with his teeth, and melt away;
While their unjust:, and base designs,
Blasted, shall utterly decay.

A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1752

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: That man is blessed, who fears the Lord
Author: John Barnard
Place of Origin: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Language: English