Happy the man who finds the graceAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Happy the man that finds the grace,
The blessing of God’s chosen race,
The wisdom coming from above,
The faith that sweetly works by love.
2 Happy beyond description he
Who knows the Saviuor dy'd for me,
The gift unspeakable obtains,
And heav'nly understanding gains.
3 Wisdom divine! Who tells the price
Of wisdom’s costly merchandize?
Wisdom to silver we prefer,
And gold is dross, compar'd to her.
4 Her hands are fill'd with length of days,
True riches and immortal praise;
Riches of Christ on all bestow'd,
And honour that descends from God.
5 To purest joys she all invites,
Chaste, holy, spiritual delights:
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her flow'ry paths are peace.
6 Happy the man who wisdom gains;
Thrice happy who his guest retains!
He owns, and shall for ever own,
Wisdom, and Christ, and heav'n are one.
Source: A Pocket hymn book, designed as a constant companion for the pious: collected from various authors #CXXVII
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Happy the man who [that] finds the grace. C. Wesley. [Happiness in Forgiveness.] Appeared in Hymns for those that seek and those that have Redemption, &c, 1747, No. 18, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on Prov. iii. 13, &c. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 234). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, it was given with the omission of stanzas iv., v., viii., as "Happy the man that finds the grace.” Most of the forms of this hymn in use in Great Britain and America are based upon this text of 1780.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #674a||Happy the man that finds the grace||Happy the man that finds the grace||ANTWERP||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #674b||Happy the man that finds the grace||Happy the man that finds the grace||BLOCKLEY||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Singing the Faith #500||Happy are they who find the grace||Happy are they who find the grace||ANTWERP||Charles Wesley, 1707-788||LM||1 Corinthians 1:24-30; 1 Kings 3:1-15; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Colossians 1:9; Sirach 1:1; Sirach 25:10; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:6; James 3:15-17; Job 28:13-15; John 6:1-13; Proverbs 3:13-18; Proverbs 8:1-11; Proverbs 9:1-11; Psalm 32:1-2; Wisdom of Solomon 7:9||2011||Growth in Grace and Holiness ||
|Small Church Music #3615||Blockley||Happy the man that finds the grace||BLOCKLEY||Charles Wesley||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2142||Happy the Man That Finds the Grace||Happy the man that finds the grace||HESPERUS||Charles Wesley||LM||<cite>Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption</cite>, 1747, number 18|