Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.@Proverbs 3:13

Charles Wesley, Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption 1747, number 18.

Hesperus Henry Baker, 1854; first published in A Hymnal for Use in the English Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Happy the man that finds the grace,
The blessing of God’s chosen race,
The wisdom coming from above,
The faith that sweetly works by love.

Happy beyond description he
Who knows: The Savior died for me;
The gift unspeakable obtains,
And heavenly understanding gains.

Wisdom divine! Who tells the price
Of wisdom’s costly merchandise;
Wisdom to silver we prefer,
And gold is dross compared to her.

Her hands are filled with length of days,
True riches, and immortal praise,
Riches of Christ, on all bestowed,
And honor that descends from God.

To purest joys she all invites,
Chaste, holy, spiritual delights;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her flowery paths are peace.

Happy the man who wisdom gains,
Thrice happy who his Guest retains!
He owns, and shall for ever own,
Wisdom, and Christ, and Heaven are one.