How happy are the young who hear

How happy are the young who hear

Author: Michael Bruce
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How happy are the young who hear
Instruction's warning voice;
And who celestial wisdom make
Their early, only choice,
Their early, only choice.

2 For she has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold;
And her rewards more precious are
Than all their stores of gold,
Than all their stores of gold.

3 She guides the young with innocence
In pleasure's path to tread;
A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the aged head,
Upon the aged head.

4 According as her labors rise
So her rewards increase;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #447

Author: Michael Bruce

Bruce, Michael, son of a Scottish weaver, was born at Kinnesswood, Portmoak, Kinrossshire, Scotland, March 27,1746, and educated at the village school, Edinburgh University (where he first became acquainted with John Logan), and the Theological Hall of the Associate Synod, held at Kinross, under the Rev. John Swanston, intending ultimately to enter the ministry, a hope which was frustrated by his untimely death. To assist in procuring University fees and maintenance he for some time conducted a school, during the recess, at Gairney Bridge, and subsequently at Forrest Mill, near Tillicoultry. Whilst yet a student he died at Kinnesswood, July 5th, 1767. [Also, see Logan, John] The names of Michael Bruce and John Logan are brought together… Go to person page >

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First Line: How happy are the young who hear
Author: Michael Bruce
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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