15771. Bless'd Is The Man Whose Confidence

1 Bless’d is the man whose confidence
Is fixed on God, his strong defense;
Midst dangers he shall dwell secure,
And view eternal blessings sure.

2 Though pestilential vapors spread
Their baleful influence o’er his head,
Though noxious fumes infect the air,
Fearless he breathes, and safely there.

3 Though thick the arrows round him fly,
And thousands sicken, thousands die;
Unawed he hears expiring groans,
And God’s preserving goodness owns.

4 Or if commissioned, the disease,
Among the rest, the Christian seize;
E’en then his trembling lips rejoice,
And death but elevates his voice.

Text Information
First Line: Bless’d is the man whose confidence
Title: Bless'd Is The Man Whose Confidence
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: MOZART by Wolfgang A. Mozart, OLD 100TH by Louis Bourgeois, OLIVE'S BROW by William B. Bradbury, ORWELL by Lowell Mason
Tune Information
Composer: Heinrich Christoph Zeuner (1832)
Meter: LM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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