Blest are the souls that hear and knowAuthor: Isaac Watts
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Blest are the souls that hear and know
The gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,
And light their steps surround.
Their joy shall bear their spirits up
Through their Redeemer's name;
His righteousness exalts their hope,
Nor Satan dares condemn.
The Lord, our glory and defence,
Strength and salvation gives;
Isr'el, thy King for ever reigns,
Thy God for ever lives.
Blest are the souls that [who] hear and know. I. Watts. [Ps. lxxxix.] Pt. jii. of his C.M. rendering of Psalm 89, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, which appeared in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719, with the heading "The Blessed Gospel." Whitefield included it in his Collection in 1753, No. 72; and Toplady in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 32. It thus came into general use, and is still found in numerous collections in Great Britain and America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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