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Hymn: O happy people who follow Jesus (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O happy people who follow Jesus

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 10s and 9s


Hymn Number: 90

Page Number: 122, click to see hymnal pages


O Happy people who follow Jesus

Unto the house of prayer and praise,

And join in union while love increases,

Resolved this way to spend your days;

Although we're hated by the world and Satan,

By the flesh, and such as love not God,

Yet happy moments and joyful seasons

We oft times find on Canaan's road.

Since we've been waiting on lovely Jesus

We've felt some strength come from above,

Our hearts have burned with holy rapture,

We long to be absorbed in love:

Let us sing praises for what is given,

And trust in God for time to come;

Sure we shall find our way to haven,

So farewell, brethren- we're going home.

And as we go let us praise our Saviour,

And pray for those who spurn his grace,

Lest they should lose love's richest treasure,

And ne'er enjoy his smiling face.

Now here's my hand and my best wishes,

In token of my Christian love,

In hopes with you to praise my Jesus:

So farewell, brethren-we'll meet above.