1 Happiness! thou lovely name,
Where's thy seat? O tell me where?
Learning, pleasure, wealth, and fame,
All cry out, "It is not here."
2 Lord, it is not life to live,
If thhy presence thou deny.
Lord, if thou thy presence give,
'Tis no longer death to die.
3 Source and giver of repose,
Mine it is, if thou art mine.
Singly from thy smile it flows;
Peace and happiness are thine.
4 Whilst I feel thy love to me,
Ev'ry object yields me joy.
Here O may I walk with thee,
Then into thy presence die.
5 Let me but thyself possess,
Real bliss I then shall prove--
Total sum of happiness,
Heav'n below, and heav'n above!
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #351
Happiness, thou lovely name. A. M. Toplady. [Happiness.] First printed in the Gospel Magazine, Oct., 1774, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. It was not given by Toplady in his Psalms & Hymns, 1776; but appeared in 1793 in Hymns Compiled by Joseph Middleton, London, No. 27line In Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, No. 147, stanzas i.-iii. were given as "Happiness! delightful name! " This form of the text is also in later collections. There are also "Man to happiness aspires," in Kennedy, 1863, and "Lord, it is not life to live;" but the most popular form of the hymn is stanzas ii., iii., as, "Object of my first desire." This is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. Full text in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Toplady's Hymns & Sacred Poems, &c, 1860, p. 158.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Happiness, thou lovely name, p. 483, ii. The cento "Saviour, Whom I fain would love" is in the Anglican Hymn Book, 1868; and the S.P.C.K. Church Hymns, 1871. A second cento is "Source and Giver of repose," in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858. In H. M. Macgill's Songs of the Christian Creed and Life, 1876, No. 74. Sts. ii-iv. ("Object of &c") are translated as "Jesu! ter desiderate."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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|A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #579||Happiness! thou lovely name||1834|
|A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #351||True Happiness only in God||Happiness! thou lovely name||P. M.7s||1845||The Church | Confirmation|
|A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. New and Revised ed. #401||Happiness, thou lovely name||1832|
|A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #884||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1839|
|A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #220||Happiness, thou lovely name!||1832|
|A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #224||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1831|
|Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #579||Happiness! thou lovely name||1835|
|Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #521||Happiness, delightful name||RAMOTH||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1920||Christians | Blessings of; Communion with Christ | ; Earthly Pleasures | ; Happiness | ; Need of Christ ||
|Hymns of the Church Militant #454b||Happiness Found||Happiness, thou lovely name||1858|
|Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d82||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1840|
|Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d74||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1826|
|Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d276||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1848|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #90||Happiness, thou lovely name||1843|
|Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B90||Happiness, thou lovely name||1847|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #399||Happiness, thou lovely name||Toplady||1842|
|The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d171||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1834|
|The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1058||Happiness, delightful name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1908|
|The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #472||Happiness, thou lovely name||Augustus M. Toplady, 1740-1778||1881|