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How blessed is he, whom God forgives
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

How blessed is he, whom God forgives.

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven." (Psalm 32,1)

1. How blessed is he, whom God forgives,
  the man who by his favour lives,
      and hopes to see his face;
the child of God by heav'nly birth,
  he scorns the highest place on earth,
      for yonder higher place.

2. The God he serves, is God alone,
  he fills yon bright, eternal throne,
      the pow'r and kingdom his;
he rules, he reigns with sov'reign sway.
  and they who will not, must obey:
      his arm almighty is.

3. When he forgives, then peace is known,
  the peace that comes from him alone:
      the sacred peace of God;
and hope, that lifts the soul on high,
  that points to yonder world of joy,
      and lightens every load.

4. How blessed is he whom God forgives;
  the man who by his favour lives,
      in hope already blessed;
but O what joys await him there,
  where saved from sin, from toil, from fear,
      he gains his heav'nly rest!

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 117.

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