7187. We Bless the Lord, the Just, the Good

1. We bless the Lord, the just, the good,
Who fills our hearts with joy and food:
Who pours His blessings from the skies,
And loads our days with rich supplies.

2. He sends the sun his circuit round,
To cheer the fruits, to warm the ground;
He bids the clouds with plenteous rain
Refresh the thirsty earth again.

3. ’Tis to His care we owe our breath,
And all our near escapes with death;
Safety and health to God belong;
He heals the weak, and guards the strong.

4. He makes the saint and sinner prove
The common blessings of His love;
But the wide difference that remains,
Is endless joy, or endless pains.

5. The Lord, that bruised the serpent’s head,
On all the serpent’s seed shall tread;
The stubborn sinner’s hope confound,
And smite him with a lasting wound.

6. But His right hand His saints shall raise
From the deep earth, or deeper seas,
And bring them to His courts above;
There shall they taste His special love.

Text Information
First Line: We bless the Lord, the just, the good
Title: We Bless the Lord, the Just, the Good
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Psalms of David, 1719
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Edward Augustus Collier (1912)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 53217 67155 71235
Key: A♭ Major
Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 330
Copyright: Public Domain

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