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Happy the Man

Words: Psalm 32, paraphrased by Isaac Watts

"Goshen" - German melody.

 1  Happy the man to whom his God
       No more imputes his sin,
    But, washed in the Redeemer's blood,
       Hath made his garments clean. 
    Happy beyond expression he
       Whose debts are thus discharged;
    And from the guilty bondage free,
       He feels his soul enlarged.

 2  His spirit hates deceit and lies,
       His words are all sincere;
    He guards his heart, he guards his eyes,
       To keep his conscience clear.
    While I my inward guilt suppressed,
       No quiet could I find;
    Thy wrath lay burning in my breast,
       And racked my tortured mind.

 3  Then I confessed my troubled thoughts,
       My secret sins revealed;
    Thy pard'ning grace forgave my faults,
       Thy grace my pardon sealed. 
    This shall invite thy saints to pray;
       When like a raging flood
    Temptations rise, our strength and stay
       Is a forgiving God.  

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