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How happy, gracious Lord, are we

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1 How happy, gracious Lord, are we,
Divinely drawn to follow thee:
Whose hours divided are
Betwixt the mount and multitude;
Our day is spent in doing good,
Our night in praise and prayer.

2 With us no melancholy void,
No moment lingers unemployed,
Or unimproved below;
Our weariness of life is gone,
Who live to serve our God alone
And only thee to know.

3 The winter's night and summer's day
Glide imperceptibly away,
Too short to sing thy praise;
Too few we find the happy hours,
In haste to join those heavenly powers
In everlasting lays.

4 With all who chant thy name on high,
And Holy, holy holy! cry,
A bright, harmonious throng,
We long thy praises to repeat,
And ceaseless sing, around thy seat,
The new eternal song.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #354

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d226

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d333

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d334

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d333

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #826

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d234

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #243

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #243

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d215

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #222

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #259

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A Collection of Hymns #L215

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A Collection of Hymns #243

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A Collection of Hymns #219

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #97

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d90

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #476

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d63

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David's Harp #185

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Harmonia Sacra #21

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #337

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #337

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #744

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #744

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Hymns for Christian Melody #513

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #911

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Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends #LXIV

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #382

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Hymns, Selected and Original #382

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Hymns #382

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Hymns #382

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Hymns #382

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Hymns #382

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d321

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Methodist Hymn-Book #357

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New Hymn and Tune book #305d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #305d

Songs of Gratitude #d38

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Songs of Pilgrimage #996

Spiritual Melodies #d117

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d133

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d176

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #476

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d285

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d68

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The Centenary Singer #275

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The Christian's Harp #A64

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The Heart and Voice #286c

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #688

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d62

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The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #117

The Sacred Lyre #d119

The Saints' Harp #d382

The Saints' Hymnal #d130

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The Voice of Praise #354

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The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #155

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The Wesleyan Sacred Harp #155

The Western Harp #d81

Village Hymns #d231

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