221. Happy They Who Trust in Jesus

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by T. Kelly
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Happy they who trust in Jesus;
 
Sweet their portion is and sure;
 
When the foe on others seizes,
 
He will keep His own secure.
 
Happy people!
 
Happy, though despised and poor.
Psalm 2:12; Proverbs 16:20; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Timothy 2:12; Jude 1:24; John 10:28-29; Psalm 17:8; John 15:18-19; 2 Corinthians 6:10; James 2:5
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Since His love and mercy found us,
 
We are precious in His sight;
 
Thousands now may fall around us,
 
Thousands more be put to flight,
 
But His presence
 
Keeps us safe by day and night.
Luke 15:6,9,32; Isaiah 43:4; Psalm 91:7; Isaiah 63:9; Psalm 31:20
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Lo! our Saviour never slumbers,
 
Ever watchful is His care;
 
Though we cannot boast of numbers,
 
In His strength secure we are.
 
Sweet their portion,
 
Who our Saviour's kindness share.
Psalm 121:3-4; 1 Peter 5:7; Luke 12:32; Psalm 62:7
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As the bird beneath her feathers,
 
Guards the objects of her care,
 
So the Lord His children gathers,
 
Spreads His wings and hides them there:
 
Thus protected
 
All their foes they boldly dare.
Matthew 23:37; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 17:8; Psalm 36:7; Psalm 63:7
“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” (Psalm 2:12)
“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” (Proverbs 16:20)
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” (2 Timothy 2:12)
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” (Jude 24)
“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.” (John 10:28-29)
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.” (Psalm 17:8)
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:18-19)
“As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.” (2 Corinthians 6:10)
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5)
“And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” (Luke 15:6)
“And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.” (Luke 15:9)
“It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.” (Luke 15:32)
“Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” (Isaiah 43:4)