The Happy People

Who but the Christian is happy and free

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [Who but the Christian is happy and free] (Warren)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Who but the Christian is happy and free,
Filled with the glory of God?
None in creation so happy as He,
Washed and redeemed in the wonderful blood.

Jesus, the one who my sorrows hath healed,
Thou are the one who my spirit hath sealed;
Only Thy glory from heaven revealed,
Only Thy favor can happiness yield.

2 Who but the ransomed can ever rejoice
Over the billows of time?
Grace all abounding and hope’s gentle voice,
Gladden their spirits that never repine. [Refrain]

3 How can a mortal in fetters of sin
Taste of a freedom divine?
Only where Jesus is dwelling within,
Comfort and liberty truly may shine. [Refrain]

4 Tell me not then of the pleasures that sting,
Coiled under roses of pride;
None but the holy and innocent sing,
Out of a bosom where pleasures abide. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who but the Christian is happy and free
Title: The Happy People
Author: D. S. Warner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, the one who my sorrows hath healed
Copyright: Public Domain



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Timeless Truths #207

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