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O happy is the man who hears Instruction




O happy is the man who hears
Instructionís warning voice;
And who celestial Wisdom makes
His early, only choice.


For she has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold;
And her rewards more precious are
Than all their stores of gold.


In her right hand she holds to view
A length of happy days;
Riches with splendid honours joined
Are what her left displays.


She guides the young with innocence,
In pleasureís paths to tread,
A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the hoary head.


According as her labours rise,
So her rewards increase;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.


---Alternative verses---


Wisdom has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold;
And her rewards more precious are
Than all their gain of gold.


In her right hand she holds to view
A length of happy days;
And in her left, the prize of fame
And honour bright appears.


Her right hand offers to the just
Immortal, happy days;
Her left, imperishable wealth.
And heavenly crowns displays.


And, as her holy labours rise.
So her rewards increase;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1781
      Bible Refs: Pr 3:13-17; Pr 8:18;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 280
      1826# 204
      1866# 958
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. PETER
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1836
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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