765. C. M. Watts. Kindness to the Poor.
1 How blest is he who fears the Lord,
And follows his commands,
Who lends the poor without reward,
Or gives with liberal hands.
2 As pity dwells within his breast
To all the sons of need,
So God shall answer his request
With blessings on his seed.
3 In times of danger and distress,
Some beams of light shall shine,
To show the world his righteousness,
And give him peace divine.
4 His works of piety and love
Remain before the Lord;
Sweet peace on earth, and joys above,
Shall be his sure reward.