Blest are the souls who hear and know The gospel's joyful sound; Peace shall attend the paths they go, And light their steps surround. Their joy shall bear their spirits up Through their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope; Nor Satan dares condemn. The Lord, our glory and defense, Strength and salvation gives: Israel, thy King forever reigns, Thy God forever lives. Isaac Watts
Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #198.
Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021