How Happy are They!

O how happy are they Who the Savior obey

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 627 hymnals

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1 O how happy are they,
Who the Savior obey,
And have laid up their treasures above!
Tongue can never express
The sweet comfort and peace
Of a soul in its earliest love.
That sweet comfort was mine,
When the favor divine
I secured in the blood of the Lamb;
What a joy I received
When my heart first believed!
What a heaven in Jesus’ dear name!

2 ’Twas a heaven below
My Redeemer to know,
And the angels could do nothing more
Than to fall at His feet,
And the story repeat,
And the Lover of sinners adore.
Jesus all the day long
Was my joy and my song:
O that all His salvation might see!
"He hath loved me," I cried,
"He hath suffered and died,
To redeem even rebels like me."

3 O the rapturous height
Of that holy delight
Which I felt in the life-giving blood!
Of my Savior possessed,
I was perfectly blessed,
As if filled with the fullness of God.
O how happy are they,
Who the Savior obey,
And have laid up their treasures above!
Tongue can never express
The sweet comfort and peace
Of a soul in its earliest love.

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #96

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O how happy are they Who the Savior obey
Title: How Happy are They!
Author: Charles Wesley
Place of Origin: Bristol, England
Language: English
Publication Date: 1749
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

The original hymn appears in 16 stanzas, divided into two parts, with the title "For one fallen from grace." Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), vol. 1, no. 65.

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