Lord, who's the happy man, that may

Lord, who's the happy man, that may

Published in 44 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, who's the happy man, that may
To thy blest courts repair;
And, while he bows before thy throne,
Shall find acceptance there?

2 'Tis he, whose ev'ry thought, and deed
By rules of virtue moves;
Whose gen'rous tongue disdains to speak
The thing his heart disproves:

3 Who never did a slander forge,
His neighbour's fame to wound;
Nor hearken to a false report,
By malice whisper'd round.

4 Who vice, in all its pomp and pow'r,
Can treat with just neglect;
And piety, though cloth'd in rags,
Religiously respect:

5 Who to his plighted vows and trust
Has ever firmly stood;
And, though he promise to his loss,
He makes his promise good:

6 Who seeks not by oppressive ways
His Treasure to employ;
Whom no rewards can ever bribe,
The guiltless to destroy.

7 The man, who, by this steady course,
Has happiness ensur'd,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,
By Providence secur'd.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.XXXV

Text Information

First Line: Lord, who's the happy man, that may
Source: Tate & Brady
Copyright: Public Domain



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American Hymns Old and New #60

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