The man is ever blest

The man is ever blest, Who shuns the sinners' way

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)
Published in 110 hymnals

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That one is ever blest
who shuns the sinners’ ways,
among their councils never stands,
nor takes a scorner's place:

but makes the law of God
a study and delight
amid the labors of the day
and watches of the night;

who, like a tree, shall thrive,
with waters near its root.
Fresh as new leaves, that name shall live
in works of heavenly fruit.


Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #1

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: The man is ever blest, Who shuns the sinners' way
Title: The man is ever blest
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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The Cyber Hymnal #4253
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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #475TextPage Scan
In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #1Text
Lutheran Service Book #705Text
Lutheran Worship #388Text
The Cyber Hymnal #4253TextScoreAudio
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