Lord, who's the happy man, that may

Lord, who's the happy man, that may

Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, who's the happy man that may
To thy blest courts repair;
Not, stranger-like, to visit them,
But to inhabit there?

2 'Tis he, whose ev'ry thought and deed
By rules of virtue moves;
Whose gen'roust 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, tho' cloath'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 The man, who, by this steady course,
Has happiness insur'd,
When earth's foundation shakes, shall stand,
By Providence secur'd.

Source: A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #P.IV

Text Information

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


DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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WALSALL (Purcell)



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