Happy are our days below

Happy are our days below

Author: William Hunter
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Happy are our days below,
Blest with competence and ease;
Richly doth the Lord bestow
Health, and friends, and inward peace.
He the fount of blessing is,
His the sweetly passing hours;
Light, and heat, and air are his,
His the dew and fruitful showers.

2 In his lofty praise we join,
Join to bless his sovereign love;
Heart, and hand, and voice combine;
Thus they praise the Lord above:
One united family,
Jointly do they bless his name;
Fainter though our voices be,
Lo! the anthem is the same.

3 When thy children gathering come
From their wandering exile here,
Give us all a happy home,
In thine own immortal sphere:
Young and old, and great and small,
Let us with thy jewels shine;
Gracious Father! give us all
Rest at last with thee and thine.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #76b

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Happy are our days below
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Minstrel of Zion #76b

The Western Harp #d68

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