How happy, gracious Lord, are we

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1 How happy, gracious Lord, are we,
Divinely drawn to follow thee:
Whose hours divided are
Betwixt the mount and multitude;
Our day is spent in doing good,
Our night in praise and prayer.

2 With us no melancholy void,
No moment lingers unemployed,
Or unimproved below;
Our weariness of life is gone,
Who live to serve our God alone
And only thee to know.

3 The winter's night and summer's day
Glide imperceptibly away,
Too short to sing thy praise;
Too few we find the happy hours,
In haste to join those heavenly powers
In everlasting lays.

4 With all who chant thy name on high,
And Holy, holy holy! cry,
A bright, harmonious throng,
We long thy praises to repeat,
And ceaseless sing, around thy seat,
The new eternal song.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #354

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d226
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d333
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d334
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d333
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #826Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d234
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: principally from the collection of Rev. John Wesley, M. A., late fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford; with... (Rev. & corr.) #243Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church: Principally from the Collection of the Rev. John Wesley. M. A. #243Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d215
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #222Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #259Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #L215Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church, principally from the collection of the Rev. John Wesley, A. M., late fellow of Lincoln College..(Rev. and corr. with a supplement) #243Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for the use of the people called Methodists; in miniature #219Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d51
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #97Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d90
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d91
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #476Page Scan
Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d63
David's Harp: or the Boston Sabbath school song book, containing a variety of pleasing tunes in all the various metres; also hymns, anthems, and chants...(2nd Rev. Ed.) #185Page Scan
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #21Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #337Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #337Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #476Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #744Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #744Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #513Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #911Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends: with their constitution annexed #LXIVPage Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #382Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d325
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #382TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #382Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #382Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #382Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #382Page Scan
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d321
Methodist Hymn-Book #357Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #305dPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #305dPage Scan
Songs of Gratitude #d38
Songs of Gratitude, a Collection of New Songs for Sunday Schools and Worshiping Assemblies #119Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #996Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d117
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d133
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d176
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #476Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d285
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d68
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #275Page Scan
The Christian's Harp: containing a choice selection of psalm and hymn tunes, suited to the various metres now in use among the different religious denominations..(Corrected, enlarged and much improved #A64Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #286cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #688Page Scan
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #135.243Page Scan
The Methodist Harmonist, containing a collection of tunes from the best authors, embracing every variety of metre, and adapted to the worship of the Methodist Episcopal Church. New ed. #276.243Page Scan
The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book: Being a Choice Collection of Hymns. 4th ed. #d62
The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book: being a choice selection of hymns from the most approved authors. Designed to aid in the public and private devotions of Christians #117Page Scan
The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book; being a choice selection of hymns from the most approved authors designed to aid in the public and private devotion of Christians (4th ed. Stereotype) #117Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d119
The Saints' Harp #d382
The Saints' Hymnal #d130
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #354TextPage Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class and camp meetings, choirs and congregational singing #155Page Scan
The Wesleyan Sacred Harp: a collection of choice tunes and hymns for prayer class, and camp meetings, choirs, and congregational singing #155Page Scan
The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d81
Village Hymns #d231



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