“The fear of the Lord.” Ps. 111. 10; Prov. 28. 14
J. Hart L.M.
Happy the men that fear the Lord;
They from the paths of sin depart;
Rejoice and tremble at his word,
And hide it deep within their heart.
They in his mercy hope, through grace;
Revere his judgments, not contemn;
In pleasing him their pleasure’s placed,
And his delight is placed in them.
This fear, a rich and endless store,
Preserves the soul from poisonous pride;
The heart that wants this fear is poor,
Whatever it possess beside.
This treasure was by Christ possessed;
In this his understanding stood;
And every one that’s with it blessed
Has free redemption in his blood.