Blest is the man, who shuns the place (Friedrich Ernst Fesca)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-15)  CPDL #68860:     
Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2022-04-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Arranged by Lowell Mason.

General Information

Title: Blest is the man, who shuns the place
Composer: Friedrich Ernst Fesca
Lyricist: Isaac Watts
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1841 in Carmina Sacra (Lowell Mason), no. 110b

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Original text and translations

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1. Blest is the man, who shuns the place
Where sinners love to meet;
Who fears to tread their wicked ways,
And hates the scoffer’s seat.

2. He, like a plant of gen'rous kind,
By living waters set,
Safe from the storms and blasting wind,
Enjoys a peaceful state.