8313. O Happy They Who Know The Lord

1 O happy they who know the Lord,
With whom He deigns to dwell!
He feeds and cheers them by His Word,
His arm supports them well.

2 To them, in each distressing hour,
His throne of grace is near;
And when they plead His love and power,
He stands engaged to hear.

3 He helped His saints in ancient days
Who trusted in His name;
And we can witness, to His praise,
His love is still the same.

4 Wandering in sin, our souls He found,
And bid us seek His face;
Gave us to hear the Gospel sound,
And taste the Gospel grace.

5 Oft in His house His glory shines
Before our wondering eyes;
We wish not, then, for golden mines,
Or aught beneath the skies.

6 His presence sweetens all our cares,
And makes our burdens light;
A word from Him dispels our fears,
And gilds the gloom of night.

7 Lord, we expect to suffer here,
Nor would we dare repine;
But give us, still, to find Thee near;
And own us, still, for Thine.

8 Let us enjoy, and highly prize
These tokens of Thy love;
Till Thou shalt bid our spirits rise,
To worship Thee above.

Text Information
First Line: O happy they who know the Lord
Title: O Happy They Who Know The Lord
Author: John Newton
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779) Book 2
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: François Hippolyte Barthélémon, 1741-1808
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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