Words: , The Psalms of Da­vid, 1719.

Music: Pekin, ar­ranged from a Ger­man car­ol by J. E. Kings­ley, 1847.

If you know J. E. Kings­ley’s full name, or where to get a pic­ture of him

O blessèd souls are they
Whose sins are covered o’er;
Divinely blessed, to whom the Lord
Imputes their guilt no more.

They mourn their follies past,
And keep their hearts with care;
Their lips and lives without deceit
Shall prove their faith sincere.

While I concealed my guilt,
I felt the painful wound,
Till I confessed my sins to Thee,
And ready pardon found.

Let sinners learn to pray,
Let saints keep near the throne;
Our help in times of deep distress
Is found in God alone.