89. The Secret of a Happy Life

1 Ye children, come, give ear to me
And learn Jehovah's fear;
He who would long and happy live,
Let him my counsel hear.

2 Restrain thy lips from speaking guile,
From wicked speech depart,
From evil turn and do the good,
Seek peace with all thy heart.

3 Jehovah's eyes are on the just,
He hearkens to their cry;
Against the wicked sets His face,
Their very name shall die.

4 The Lord may suffer many griefs
Upon the just to fall,
But He will bring them safely through,
Deliv'ring them from all.

5 By evil are the evil slain,
And they that hate the just;
But all His servants God redeems,
And safe in Him they trust.

Text Information
First Line: Ye children, come, give ear to me
Title: The Secret of a Happy Life
Publication Date: 1912
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Psalm 34
Topic: Adoption; Afflictions: Deliverance from; Afflictions: Promises for (37 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Stanzas 7-11
Tune Information
Name: ALEXANDRIA
Composer: William Arnold
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major or modal



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