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Hymn #623: How Happy Is The Man Who Hears

Hymn #622 Hymn #624

Doctrine and Exhortation

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623 (C.M.) Michael Bruce

How happy is the man who hears

Instruction's warning voice,

And who celestial wisdom makes

His early, only choice.

For she has treasures greater far

Than east or west unfold,

And her rewards more precious are

Than all their stores of gold.

In her right hand she holds to view

A length of happy days;

Riches with splendid honors joined

Are what her left displays.

She guides the young with innocence

In pleasure's path to tread;

A crown of glory she bestows

Upon the hoary head.

According as her labors rise,

So her rewards increase;

Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

And all her paths are peace.

Hymn #622 Hymn #624