Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israels God: he made the sky,
And earth and seas with all their train;
His truth forever stands secure;
He saves th’oppress’d, he feeds the poor,
And none shall find his promise vain.
The Lord hath eyes to give the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind;
He sends the lab’ring conscience peace,
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow and the fatherless,
And grants the pris’ner sweet release.