Happy the Man who feareth God
Martin Luther; German text
|Happy the man who feareth God,|
Whose feet his holy ways have trod;
Thine own good hand shall nourish thee,
And well and happy shalt thou be.
2. Thy wife shall, like a fruitful vine,
|3. Lo! to the man these blessings cleave|
Who in God's holy fear doth live;
From him the ancient curse hath fled
By Adam's race inherited.
4. Out of Mount Zion God shall send,
|5. He shall be with thee in thy ways,|
And give thee health and length of days;
Yea, thou shalt children's children see,
And peace on Israel shall be.