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That man is blessed, who stands in awe
of God, and loves his sacred law:
His seed on earth shall be renowned,
and with successive honors crowned.

His house, the seat of wealth, shall be
an unexhausted treasury;
His justice free from all decay
shall blessings to his heirs convey.

The soul that's filled with virtue's light
shines brightest in affliction's night:
to pity the distressed inclined,
as well as just to all mankind.

His liberal favors he extends,
to some he gives, to others lends;
Yet what his charity impairs,
he saves by prudence in affairs.

Beset with threatening dangers round,
unmoved shall he maintain his ground;
The sweet remembrance of the just
shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.

Ill tidings never can surprise
his heart, that fixed on God relies:
On safety's rock he sits, and sees
the shipwreck of his enemies.

His hands, while they his alms bestowed,
his glory's future harvest sowed;
Whence he shall reap wealth, fame, renown,
a temp'ral and eternal crown.

The wicked shall his triumph see,
and gnash their teeth in agony:
While their unrighteous hopes decay,
and vanish with themselves away.

---Alternative verses---

The soul that's filled with virtue's light
Shines brightest in affliction's night;
His conscience bears his courage up,
He sees in darkness beams of hope.

marker 99
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Dates: 1696,1821
      Bible Refs: Ps 112;
      Name: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        Dates: 1790
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)

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