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1 Happy the soul where grace resides!
Where wisdom governs, rules & guides;
It regulates the course of life
In all afflictions, war and strife.
2 The souls that know the Savior's name,
Toil not for wealth or empty fame;
Content with raiment, health and food,
They seek a closer walk with God.
3 The greatest comfort such can find,
Is to possess the Saviour's mind;
The world with all its great esteem,
Is like as filth and dross with them.
4 The greatest object in their view,
Is their bless'd Father's will to do:
To love and serve their fellow-men,
And do them all the good they can.
5 How highly would my soul be bless'd!
To be with such a mind possess'd;
To spend my life and all my days
Thus walking in my Saviour's ways.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXXXVI