“Happy art thou, O Israel!” Deut. 32. 29

J. Newton   C.M.

Happy are they to whom the Lord
His gracious name makes known!
And by his Spirit and his word
Adopts them for his own.

He calls them to a mercy-seat,
And hears their humble prayer,
And when within his house they meet,
They find his presence near.

The force of their united cries
No power can long withstand;
For Jesus helps them from the skies,
By his almighty hand.

Then mountains sink at once to plains,
And light from darkness springs;
Each seeming loss improves their gains;
Each trouble comfort brings.

Dear Lord, assist our souls to pay
The debt of praise we owe;
That we enjoy a gospel-day,
And heaven begun below.