Words: Brady and Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David
HALLELUJAH. 1 That man is blessed, who stands in awe of God, and loves his sacred law: 2 His seed on earth shall be renowned, and with successive honors crowned. 3 His house, the seat of wealth, shall be an unexhausted treasury; His justice free from all decay shall blessings to his heirs convey. 4 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. 5 His lib'ral favors he extends, to some he gives, to others lends; Yet what his charity impairs, he saves by prudence in affairs. 6 Beset with threat'ning dangers round, unmoved shall he maintain his ground; The sweet remembrance of the just shall flourish when he sleeps in dust. 7 Ill tidings never can surprise his heart, that fixed on God relies: 8 On safety's rock he sits, and sees the shipwreck of his enemies. 9 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. 10 The wicked shall his triumph see, and gnash their teeth in agony: While their unrighteous hopes decay, and vanish with themselves away.