Hymn of the day

by Richard on October 7, 2012

Happy the man that finds the grace,
The blessing of God’s chosen race,
The wisdom coming from above,
The faith that sweetly works by love.

Happy beyond description he
Who knows, The Saviour died for me,
The gift unspeakable obtains,
And heavenly understanding gains.

Wisdom divine! Who tells the price
Of wisdom’s costly merchandise
Wisdom to silver we prefer,
And gold is dross compared to her.

Her hands are filled with length of days,
True riches, and immortal praise,
Riches of Christ, on all bestowed,
And honour that descends from God.

To purest joys she all invites,
Chaste, holy, spiritual delights;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her flowery paths are peace.

Happy the man who wisdom gains,
Thrice happy who his guest retains!
He owns, and shall for ever own,
Wisdom, and Christ, and heaven are one.

Charles Wesley

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Pam 10.07.12 at 8:45 am

Today at church we started off worship, after our initial prayer, with a CW hymn “And Can it Be That I should Gain”. We have a few good bass baritones in our congregation. And the sermon was on the Beatitudes. Not a bad way to spend Sunday morning!

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Richard 10.07.12 at 9:35 am

Sounds like a fine way to spend Sunday morning. Hope the rest of your Sunday is going well. Mine is just beginning…

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John McNassor 10.07.12 at 10:36 am

Richard: thanks for posting this beautiful hymn by CW. It fits beautifully with the OT lection texts which have been from Wisdom lit. I think ‘And Can it Be’ is the most sublime statement of the Good News in hymnody.

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Richard 10.07.12 at 8:55 pm

Glad you enjoyed it John.

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