1 Thus saith the wisdom of the Lord,
|Bless'd is the man that hears my word,
|Keeps daily watch before my gates,
|And at my feet for mercy waits.
2 |The soul that seeks me shall obtain
|Immortal wealth and heavenly gain;
|Immortal life is his reward,
|Life, and the favour of the Lord.
3 |But the vile wretch that flies from me
|Doth his own soul an injury;
Fools that against my grace rebel
|Seek death, and love the road to hell.|