How happy are the young who hear

How happy are the young who hear

Author: Michael Bruce
Tune: DEVIZES
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 How happy are the young who hear
Instruction's warning voice;
And who celestial wisdom make
Their early, only choice,
Their early, only choice.

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

3 She guides the young with innocence
In pleasure's path to tread;
A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the aged head,
Upon the aged head.

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

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #447

Author: Michael Bruce

Bruce, Michael, son of a Scottish weaver, was born at Kinnesswood, Portmoak, Kinrossshire, Scotland, March 27,1746, and educated at the village school, Edinburgh University (where he first became acquainted with John Logan), and the Theological Hall of the Associate Synod, held at Kinross, under the Rev. John Swanston, intending ultimately to enter the ministry, a hope which was frustrated by his untimely death. To assist in procuring University fees and maintenance he for some time conducted a school, during the recess, at Gairney Bridge, and subsequently at Forrest Mill, near Tillicoultry. Whilst yet a student he died at Kinnesswood, July 5th, 1767. [Also, see Logan, John] The names of Michael Bruce and John Logan are brought together… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d86
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #488Page Scan
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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #559Page Scan
Association Songs No.1 #d55
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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #447TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d324
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #950Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #950Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #950Page Scan



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