Hymnal: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #273 (1814) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Hymnal Title: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy Lyrics: 1 How happy is the man who hears
Instruction’s warning voice;
And who celestial Wisdom makes
his early, only, choice!
2 Wisdom has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold;
And her rewards more precious are
Than is the gain of gold.
3 In her right hand she holds to view
A length of happy years;
And in her left the prize of fame
And honour bright appears.
4 She guides the young with innocence,
In pleasure’s paths to tread:
A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the hoary head.
5 According as her labours rise,
So her rewards increase;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace. Topics: The Joy and Happiness of True Christians
How happy is the man who hears