Scripture Verse

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psa­lms of Da­vid 1719. Re­pent­ance and free par­don; or jus­ti­fi­ca­tion and sanc­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Music: O Je­su Christ, Mein’s Nürn­berg­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1676 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

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.

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.

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.

How glorious is that righteousness
That hides and cancels all his sins!
While a bright evidence of grace
Through his whole life appears and shines.