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The Fear of the Lord. Ecc. 8. 12; Ps. 25. 14

J. Hart           S.M.

1
The men that fear the Lord,
 In every state are blest;
 The Lord will grant whate’er they want;
 Their souls shall dwell at rest.

2
[His secrets they shall share,
 His covenant shall learn;
 Guided by grace, shall walk his ways,
 And heavenly truths discern.]

3
[He pities all their griefs;
 When sinking, makes them swim;
 He dries their tears, relieves their fears,
 And bids them trust in him.]

4
In his remembrance-book
 The Saviour sets them down,
 Accounting each a jewel rich,
 And calls them all his own.

5
This fear’s the spirit of faith,
 A confidence that’s strong;
 An unctuous light to all that’s right,
 A bar to all that’s wrong.

6
It gives religion life
 To warm, as well as light;
 Makes mercy sweet, salvation great,
 And all God’s judgments right.