Scripture Verse

He that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the Use of Fa­mi­lies 1767, num­ber 146.

Music: Phi­lip P. Bliss (1838–1876). Ap­peared in Gos­pel Hymns No. 3, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main and John Church, 1878), num­ber 23 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Lyrics

Oh, how happy are we,
Who in Jesus agree,
And expect His return from above;
We sit ’neath His vine,
And delightfully join
In the praise of His excellent love.

Refrain

Oh, how happy are we
Who in Jesus agree,
How happy, how happy are we.

When united to Him,
We partake of the stream
Ever flowing in peace from the throne;
We in Jesus believe,
And the Spirit receive,
That proceeds from the Father and Son.

Refrain

We remember the word
Of our crucified Lord,
When He went to prepare us a place,
I will come in that day
And will take you away,
And admit to the sight of My face.

Refrain