What cheering words are these

What cheering words are these. John Kent* (1766-1843).  This was published in Kent’s Collection of Original Gospel Hymns (Dock [Plymouth Dock],1803) (JJ, p. 623). In the 6th edition (1826) the twelve stanzas were headed ‘Say ye to the Righteous, It shall go well with him’:    What cheering words are these!   Their sweetness who can tell? In time, and to eternal days,   ’Tis with the righteous well.    In ev’ry state secure,   Kept as Jehovah’s eye, ’Tis well with them while life endure,   And well when call’d to die.    Well when they see his face,      Or sink amidst the flood; Well in afflictions thorny maze,      Or on the mount with God.    ’Tis well when Zion’s breasts   No...

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