Happy we who trust in Jesus

Happy we who trust in Jesus

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 1 hymnal

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HAPPY we who trust in Jesus,
Sweet our portion is and sure;
When despair or doubt would seize us,
By his grace we shall endure.
Happy people,
Happy, in his love secure!

2 God in love and mercy found us,
We are precious in his sight;
And though Satan’s hosts surround us,
They shall all be put to flight,
For our Father
Keeps us safe by day and night.

3 Lo! our Father never slumbers,
Ever watchful is his care;
We rely not on our numbers,
In his strength secure we are.
Sweet our portion
Who the Father’s kindness share.

4 As the bird beneath her feathers
Guards the objects of her care,
So the Lord his children gathers,
Spreads his wings, and hides us there;
Thus protected,
All our foes we boldly dare.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #722

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Happy we who trust in Jesus
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1986.

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #722

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