How happy are the new born raceTranslator: William Cowper; Author: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Published in 22 hymnals
How happy are the new–born race,
Partakers of adopting grace!
How pure the bliss they share!
Hid from the world and all its eyes,
Within their heart the blessing lies,
And conscience feels it there.
The moment we believe, 'tis ours;
And if we love with all our powers
The God from whom it came;
And if we serve with hearts sincere,
'Tis still discernible and clear,
An undisputed claim.
But, ah! if foul and wilful sin
Stain and dishonour us within,
Farewell the joy we knew;
Again the slaves of nature's sway,
In labyrinths of our own we stray,
Without a guide or clue.
The chaste and pure, who fear to grieve
The gracious Spirit they receive,
His work distinctly trace;
And, strong in undissembling love,
Boldly assert and clearly prove
Their hearts his dwelling–place.
Oh, messenger of dear delight,
Whose voice dispels the deepest night,
Sweet peace–proclaiming Dove!
With thee at hand, to soothe our pains,
No wish unsatisfied remains,
No task but that of love.
'Tis love unites what sin divides;
The centre, where all bliss resides;
To which the soul once brought,
Reclining on the first great cause,
From his abounding sweetness draws
Peace passing human thought.
Sorrow forgoes its nature there,
And life assumes a tranquil air,
Divested of its woes;
There sovereign goodness soothes the breast,
Till then incapable of rest,
In sacred sure repose.
Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion
|Instances (1 - 22 of 22)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #465||How happy are the new-born race||Mad. Guion||1858|
|Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #399||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1902|
|Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #399||How happy are the new-born race||William Cowper; Madame Guyon||1889|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #d208||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1853|
|Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #176||How happy are the new-born race||Cowper; Guion||1859|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #616||How happy are the new-born race||1853|
|Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #616||How happy are the new-born race||1857|
|Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d190||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1876|
|Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #195||How happy are the new-born race||Madame Guyon, 1648-1717||1865|
|Hymns of the Higher Life #21||How happy are the new-born race||Madame Guyon||1868|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #645||How happy are the new-born race||Madame Guion||1855|
|Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d133||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1867|
|Revival Hymns #111||How happy are the new-born race||1858|
|Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d95||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1846|
|Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d95||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1843|
|Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #71||How happy are the new-born race||1856|
|Social Melodies #d53||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1842|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #645||How happy are the new-born race||Madame Guion||1857|
|The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d76||How happy are the new born race||William Cowper; Jeanne M. B. Guyon||1825|
|The Zion Songster: a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, generally sung at camp and prayer meetings, and in revivals of religion (Rev. & corr.) #25||How happy are the new-born race||1850|
|The Zion Songster: a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Sung at Camp and Prayer Meetings, and in Revivals or Religion (95th ed.) #25||How happy are the new-born race||1854|
|Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion #14||How happy are the new-born race||How happy are the new–born race||Madame Guyon; William Cowper||1800|