“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.


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