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The Secret of a Happy Life

Ye children, come, give ear to me

Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Ye children, come, give ear to me
And learn Jehovah's fear;
He who would long and happy live,
Let him my counsel hear.

2 Restrain thy lips from speaking guile,
From wicked speech depart,
From evil turn and do the good,
Seek peace with all thy heart.

3 Jehovah's eyes are on the just,
He hearkens to their cry;
Against the wicked sets His face,
Their very name shall die.

4 The Lord may suffer many griefs
Upon the just to fall,
But He will bring them safely through,
Delivering them from all.

5 By evil are the evil slain,
And they that hate the just;
But all His servants God redeems,
And safe in Him they trust.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Ye children, come, give ear to me
Title: The Secret of a Happy Life
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Children, come, hither come, and unto me give ear
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

[O children, hither do ye come]


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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ALEXANDRIA (Arnold)


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The Cyber Hymnal #7749
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The Cyber Hymnal #7749

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