Oh, how happy are they

Oh, how happy are they who the Savior obey,
and have laid up their treasures above!  
Oh, what tongue can express
the sweet comfort and peace
of a soul in its earliest love.

Oh, that comfort was mine, when the favor divine
I first found in the blood of the Lamb.  
When my heart it believed, what a joy it received,
what a heaven in Jesus his name!

What 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.  
Oh, that all his salvation may see!  
"He has loved me," I cried,
"He has suffered and died,
to redeem such a rebel as me!"

#597 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749, alt.
   Tune:  American folk melody, harmonized by J. Harold Moyer, 1965
                Harmonization  1969 Faith & Life Press/Mennonite Publishing House

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