"Blest Is the Man, Forever Blest"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Blest is the man, forever blest,
        Whose guilt is pardoned by his God,
        Whose sins with sorrow are confessed
        And covered with his Savior's blood.

        2. Blest is the man to whom the Lord
        Imputes not his iniquities;
        He pleads no merit of reward
        And not on works but grace relies.

        3. From guile his heart and lips are free;
        His humble joy, his holy fear,
        With deep repentance well agree
        And join to prove his faith sincere.

        4. How glorious is that righteousness
        That hides and cancels all his sins,
        While bright the evidence of grace
        Thro' all his life appears and shines!

Notes: Hymn #392 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 32 Author: Isaac Watts, 1719 1st Published in: _Nuernbergisches Gesangbuch_, 1676 Tune: "O Jesu Christ, mein's"
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