Blest is the man, supremely blestAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT (11235)
Published in 2 hymnals
1 Blessed are they, forever blest,
Whose guilt is pardoned by their God,
Whose sins with sorrow are confessed
And covered with their Savior's blood.
2 Blessed are they to whom the Lord
Imputes not their iniquity.
They plead no merit or reward
And not on works but grace rely.
3 From guile their hearts and lips are free;
Their humble joy, their holy fear
With deep repentance well agree
And join to prove their faith sincere.
4 How glorious is that righteousness
That hides and cancels all their sins,
While bright the evidence of grace
Through all their lives appears and shines!
Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #383
Blest is the man, supremely blest. C. Wesley. [Ps. xxxii.] First published in the Wesley Psalms & Hymns, 1743, as a version of Ps. xxxii. in 9 stanzas of 8 lines. In 1875 it was rearranged and included in the revised edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book as hymn 561 in two parts, Pt. ii. being, "Thou art my hiding place, In Thee" (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. viii. p. 65).
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #383||Blessed Are They, Forever Blest||Blessed are they, forever blest||O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||1993||Justification ||