O Happy They Who Know the Lord

O happy they who know the Lord

Author: John Newton
Tune: BALERMA (Barthélemon)
Published in 56 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O happy they who know the Lord,
With whom He deigns to dwell!
He feeds and cheers them by His Word,
His arm supports them well.

2 To them, in each distressing hour,
His throne of grace is near;
And when they plead His love and power,
He stands engaged to hear.

3 He helped His saints in ancient days
Who trusted in His name;
And we can witness, to His praise,
His love is still the same.

4 Wandering in sin, our souls He found,
And bid us seek His face;
Gave us to hear the Gospel sound,
And taste the Gospel grace.

5 Oft in His house His glory shines
Before our wondering eyes;
We wish not, then, for golden mines,
Or aught beneath the skies.

6 His presence sweetens all our cares,
And makes our burdens light;
A word from Him dispels our fears,
And gilds the gloom of night.

7 Lord, we expect to suffer here,
Nor would we dare repine;
But give us, still, to find Thee near;
And own us, still, for Thine.

8 Let us enjoy, and highly prize
These tokens of Thy love;
Till Thou shalt bid our spirits rise,
To worship Thee above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8313

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O happy they who know the Lord
Title: O Happy They Who Know the Lord
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8313
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #502

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d446

Cantica Laudis #d223

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d779

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Church Psalmody #H561

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Church Psalmody #561

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Church Psalmody #333

Echoes of Eden #d99

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #571

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a571

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #417

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn #ad197

Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music #d197

Hymns with Music for Children #d155

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #561

Melodies of the Church #d745

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #250

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #250

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #205

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d278

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Psalms and Hymns #619

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #27

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S148

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B27

Spiritual Melodies #d223

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d263

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d600

The Christian Harmony #d239

The Christian Hymn Book #d463

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d467

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The Christian Hymn Book #492

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The Christian hymnal #351

The Christian Hymnist #d389

The Christian Lyre #d289

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The Christian Psalmist #338

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The Cyber Hymnal #8313

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The Harp #582

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a582

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The Key-Stone Collection of Church Music #120b

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The Lyrica #395

The Modern Psalmist #d222

The National Psalmist #d133

The Olive Branch #d96

The Tabernacle #d211

The Village Hymn book #d207

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