Thrice happy man who fears the Lord

Thrice happy man who fears the Lord

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 61 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
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #340Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #340Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #501Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #501Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #501Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #WP112bPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d931
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1049
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P112aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P112aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P112aPage Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #P112.2Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P112bPage Scan
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d134
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1120
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #212aTextPage Scan
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.) #212aTextPage Scan
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.) #199TextPage Scan
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 (Corr. and enl.) #CXIIbTextPage Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d99
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #150bPage Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #531Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d441
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #98Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #P112bPage Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d1005
Parish Psalmody #d823
Parish Psalmody #d837
Precious Gems No. l #131Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #P112aPage Scan
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
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #Ps.246Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #P112.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P112.1Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #P112bPage Scan
Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: being an improvement of the old version of the Psalms of David #112bPage Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d635
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d637
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P112bPage Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #P112bPage Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d560
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #383Page Scan
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #263Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d748
The Modern Psalmist #d319
The National Psalmist #d199
The New York Choralist: a new and copious collection of Psalm and hymn tunes adapted to all the various metres in general use with a large variety of anthems and set pieces #306Page Scan
The Olive Branch #d156
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #501Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #308TextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship #CXIIbTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #P112bTextPage Scan
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament. #204aTextPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #112bPage Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.33Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #269Page Scan
The Thanksgiving #d242
The Vocal Companion: containing a concise introduction to the practice of music, and a set of tunes of various metres, arranged progressively for the use of learners #83Page Scan



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