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605. Happy the city, where their sons

Happy the city where their sons,
Like pillars round a palace set,
And daughters, bright as polished stones,
Give strength and beauty to the state.

Happy the country where the sheep,
Cattle, and corn, have large increase;
Where men securely work or sleep,
Nor sons of plunder break the peace.

Happy the nation thus endowed,
But more divinely blest are those
On whom the all-sufficient God
Himself with all his grace bestows.

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First Line: Happy the city, where their sons
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1835
Scripture:
Topic: Spiritual: enemies overcome; Victory: over temptations; God: his sovereignty and goodness to man (12 more...)
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