How Blessed the One Who Fears the Lord!

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9:10

How blessed the one who fears the Lord!

Who daily feeds upon his Word,

And falls down at the mercy seat,

And casts his cares at Jesus’ feet.

 

How blessed the one who fears the Lord!

Delighting, trusting in his Word:

True knowledge comes with reverent fear;

Pure Wisdom comes when God appears.

 

How blessed the one who fears the Lord!

Who hears and heeds the Spirit’s Word.

No tyrant’s might can hurt him here

While he the Sovereign Lord reveres.

 

How blessed the one who fears the Lord!

Who loves God’s ways, his holy Word.

Disease and death he need not fear—

His ever-living Lord is near.

 

How blessed the one who fears the Lord!

Adoring the incarnate Word;

Like cherubim and seraphim,

In humble awe, God's praises hymn.

 

How blessed the one who fears the Lord!

His Savior’s work his sure reward;                              

With reverent heart, high praise repeats,

And bows in awe at Jesus’ feet.

          Douglas Bond, copyright 2017

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