Happy are they, they that love God (William Croft)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-12)   CPDL #52899:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-01-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Happy are they, they that love God
Composer: William Croft
Lyricist: Robert Bridges

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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External websites: http://www.embassysingers.de

Original text and translations

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1 Happy are they, they that love God,
whose hearts have Christ confest,
who by his cross have found their life,
and 'neath his yoke their rest.

2. Glad is the praise, sweet are the songs,
when they together sing;
and strong the prayers that bow the ear
of heaven's eternal King.

3. Christ to their homes giveth his peace,
and makes their loves his own:
but ah, what tares the evil one
hath in his garden sown!

4. Sad were our lot, evil this earth,
did not its sorrows prove
the path whereby the sheep may find
the fold of Jesus' love.

5. Then shall they know, they that love him,
how all their pain is good;
and death itself cannot unbind
their happy brotherhood.