Words: Isaac Watts, 1674–1748, alt.

Music: English traditional melody; arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906

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How blest are those who fear the Lord,
love His commands and trust His word;
abundant joys their lives attend,
and blessing to their children send.

Love and compassion fill their mind,
to gracious deeds their hands incline;
their feet are swift to lend their aid,
and never seek to be repaid.

When trials and trouble rage around,
unmoved, they firmly stand their ground,
armed in their hearts against all fears,
for God—with all His pow'r—is theirs!

Their faith is fixed upon the Lord,
their strength and courage on His word,
and in the darkness light shall rise,
to cheer their hearts and guide the eyes.

They freely give their wealth abroad
to spread the gospel of their Lord;
their righteous fruits shall with them stand,
forever in God's heav'nly land.