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524. Happy Are They

1 Happy are they, they that love God,
whose hearts have Christ confessed!
who by his cross have found their life,
and ’neath his yoke their rest.

2 Glad is the praise, sweet are the songs,
when they together sing,
and strong the prayers that bow the ear
of heav'n’s eternal King.

3 Christ to their homes giveth his peace
and makes their loves his own,
but ah, what tares the Evil One
hath in his garden sown.

4 Sad were our lot, evil this earth,
did not its sorrows prove
the path whereby the sheep may find
the fold of Jesus’ love.

5 Then shall they know, they that love him,
how all their pain is good;
and death itself cannot unbind
their calm beatitude.

Text Information
First Line: Happy are they, they that love God
Title: Happy Are They
Author: Robert Bridges (1899)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Topic: Home
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Croft
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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