How Happy are They!

O how happy are they Who the Savior obey

Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Published in 698 hymnals

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1 O how happy are they who the Saviour obey,
And have laid up their treasure above.
Tongue can never express the sweet comfort and peace
Of a soul filled with Jesus’ love.

We’ll all shout hallelujah
As we march along the way.
We will sing redeeming love
With the shining host above,
And with Jesus we’ll be happy all the day.

2 That sweet comfort is mine now the favour divine
I’ve received through the blood of the Lamb;
With my heart I believe, and what joy I receive,
What a Heaven in Jesus’ name!

3 ‘Tis a Heaven below my redeemer to know,
And the angels can do nothing more
Than to fall at his feet and the story repeat,
And the lover of sinners adore.

4 O the rapturous height of the holy delight
Which I feel in the life-giving blood!
Of my Saviour possessed, I am perfectly blessèd,
As if filled with the Heaven of God.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #367

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how happy are they Who the Savior obey
Title: How Happy are They!
Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Place of Origin: Bristol, England
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The original hymn appears in 16 stanzas, divided into two parts, with the title "For one fallen from grace." Hymns and Sacred Poems (1749), vol. 1, no. 65.



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #453

Hymnal #597

The Baptist Hymnal #358


The Cyber Hymnal #2575


The Cyber Hymnal #4964

The Sacred Harp #399b


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #367

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