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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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #501

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #501

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #501

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 Psalmist #P112a

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Church Psalmist #P112a

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Church Psalmist #P112a

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Church Psalmody #P112.2

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Church Psalmody #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 #212a

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #199

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Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #CXIIb

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Dr. Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David #245

Evangelical Musick #d99

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Evangelical Musick #150b

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #531

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d441

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Hymns for Schools #98

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P112b

Melodies of the Church #d1005

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, Adapted to Public Worship #P112.1

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

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Psalms and Hymns #P112b

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Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America #112b

The Christian Hymn Book #d635

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d637

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The Christian Psalmist #P112b

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P112b

The Church Hymn Book #d560

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #383

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The Columbian Repository #263

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d748

The Modern Psalmist #d319

The National Psalmist #d199

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The New York Choralist #306

The Olive Branch #d156

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #308

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The Psalms of David #CXIIb

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The Psalms of David #P112b

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The Psalms of David #204a

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #112b

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The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal #II.33

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #269

The Thanksgiving #d242

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The Vocal Companion #83

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