1 ’Tis my happiness below
Not to live without the cross,
But the Savior’s power to know,
Sanctifying every loss;
Trials must and will befall,
But with humble faith to see
Love inscribed upon them all,
This is happiness to me.
2 God, in Israel, sows the seeds,
Of affliction, pain and toil;
These spring up, and choke the weeds
Which would else o’erspread the soil;
Trials make the promise sweet,
Trials give new life to prayer;
Trials bring me to His feet,
Lay me low, and keep me there.
3 Did I meet no trials here,
No chastisement by the way,
Might I not, with reason, fear
I should prove a castaway?
Bastards may escape the rod,
Sunk in earthly, vain delight;
But the true born child of God,
Must not, would not, if he might.
|First Line:||’Tis my happiness below|
|Title:||'Tis My Happiness Below|
|Source:||Olney Hymns (London, W. Oliver, 1779), Book 3|
|Arranger:||Benjamin Carr (1824)|
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|TEN HYMNTUNES FOR FOUR RINGERS||Flexible Hymn Accompaniments for Handbells, Set 2 (General)||LORD, I LIFT MY SOUL TO THEE (Blue Psalter 44)|
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