Thrice happy man who fears the Lord

Thrice happy man who fears the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 63 hymnals

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Thrice happy man who fears the Lord,
Loves his commands, and trusts his word;
Honor and peace his days attend,
And blessings to his seed descend.

Compassion dwells upon his mind,
To works of mercy still inclined;
He lends the poor some present aid,
Or gives them, not to be repaid.

When times grow dark, and tidings spread
That fill his neighbors round with dread,
His heart is armed against the fear,
For God with all his power is there.

His soul, well fixed upon the Lord,
Draws heav'nly courage from his word;
Amidst the darkness light shall rise,
To cheer his heart and bless his eyes.

He hath dispersed his alms abroad;
His works are still before his God;
His name on earth shall long remain,
While envious sinners fret in vain.



Source: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #308

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thrice happy man who fears the Lord
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d157

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #340

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #340

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d931

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1049

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P112.2

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P112b

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d134

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #212a

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Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #199

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (3rd. ed.) #212a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (4th ed.) #199

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d99

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #531

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d441

Parish Psalmody #d823

Parish Psalmody #d837

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Precious Gems No. l #131

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d812

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d841

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1009

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.246

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P112.1

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P112b

The Christian Hymn Book #d635

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d637

The Church Hymn Book #d560

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d748

The Modern Psalmist #d319

The National Psalmist #d199

The Olive Branch #d156

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #308

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P112b

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #204a

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #269

The Thanksgiving #d242

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