Happy the man who finds the grace
Sacred Hymns (Manchester Hymnal)
(1840, 1912 ed.),
1. Happy the man who finds the grace,The blessings of God’s chosen race,The wisdom coming from above,The faith that sweetly works by love.
2. Happy beyond description heWho knows, “The Savior died for me,”The gift unspeakable obtains,The heavenly understanding gains.
3. Wisdom divine! Who tells the priceOf wisdom’s costly merchandise?Wisdom to silver we prefer.And gold is dross compared to her.
4. Her hands are filled with length of daysTrue riches and immortal praise;Riches of Christ on all bestowed,And honor that descends from God.
5. To purest joys she all invites,Chaste, holy, spiritual delights;Her ways are ways of pleasantness,And all her flowery paths are peace.
6. Happy the man who wisdom gains,Thrice happy who his guest retains;He owns, and will forever own,Wisdom and Christ and Heaven are one.