1 How happy are all they who hear
true Wisdom's guiding voice;
and who her understanding make
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.
3 In her right hand she holds to view
a length of happy days;
and riches with great honours joined
are what her left displays.
4 She guides the young with innocence,
in pleasure's paths to tread;
a crown of glory she bestows
upon the hoary head.
5 According as her labours rise,
so her rewards increase;
her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #686
|First Line:||How happy is the man who hears|
|Title:||O happy is the man who hears|
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #686||How happy are all they who hear||How happy are all they who hear||ST. STEPHEN (NEWINGTON)||CM||Proverbs 3:13-17||2005||The Church Celebrates | Family, Friendship, and Marriage; Stages of Life | ; Wisdom |||<i>Scottish Paraphrases</i>, 1781, Paraphrase 11, alt.|
|The Christian Harmony: in the seven-syllable character note system of music;... 2010 Revised Edition #66A||Balerma||Oh happy is the man who hears||BALERMA||2010|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4972||O Happy Is the Man Who Hears||O happy is the man who hears||ST. PETER (Reinagle)||Michael Bruce, 1746-1767||CM||<cite>Scottish Paraphrases</cite>, 1781|