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Hymn: How happy is the man (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: How happy is the man

Topic: <no topic given>

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

Composer: S Leonard


Tune: The Happy Man

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 368, click to see hymnal pages


HOW happy is the man,

Who has chosen wisdom's ways,

And measured out his span

To his God in prayer and praise

His God and his Bible

Are all that he desires;

To holiness of heart and life

He constantly aspires;

In poverty he's happy,

For he knows he has a friend 

Who never will forsake him,

And on whom he can depend.

He rises in the morning,

With the lark he tunes his lays,

And offers up a tribute

To his God, in prayer and praise;

And then unto his labor

He cheerfully repairs,

In confidence believing

His God will hear his prayers.

Whatever he engages in,

at home or far abroad,

His object is to honor

And to glorify his God.

In sickness, pain and sorrow,

He never will repine,

While he is drawing nourishment

From Christ the living vine.

When trouble presses heavily,

He leans on Jesus' breast,

And in his precious promises

He finds a quiet rest.

The yoke of Christ is easy,

The burden always light;

They never make him weary

While Canaan is in sight.

'T is thus you have his history,

Through life from day to day;

Religion is no mystery,

It is a beaten way;

And when upon his pillow

He lays him down to die,

His soul in hope rejoices,

For he knows his God is night.

And when life's lamp is flickering,

His soul on wings of love

Flies away to realms of glory,

To dwell with Christ above.