Scripture Verse

Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. Psalm 15:1–2

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Char­ac­ters of a saint; or a ci­ti­zen of Zi­on; or, the qua­li­fi­ca­tions of a Chris­tian.

Music: Far and Near (Spa­zier) Jo­hann K. Spa­zier (1761–1805) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the mu­sic was writ­ten, Spa­zier’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Who shall inhabit in Thy hill,
O God of holiness?
Whom will the Lord admit to dwell
So near His throne of grace?

The man that walks in pious ways,
And works with righteous hands;
That trusts his maker’s promises,
And follows His commands.

He speaks the meaning of his heart,
Nor slanders with his tongue;
Will scarce believe an ill report,
Nor do his neighbor wrong.

The wealthy sinner he contemns,
Loves all that fear the Lord;
And though to his own hurt he swears,
Still he performs his word.

His hands disdain a golden bribe,
And never gripe the poor:
This man shall dwell with God on earth,
And find his Heav’n secure.