Nursery Rhymes

O Happy is the Man

O Happy is the Man Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "O happy is the man who hears Instruction's warning voice" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "O Happy is the Man " hymn were written by its Scottish author Michael Bruce. The author of the hymn, Michael Bruce, was born on March 27, 174 and died on July 5, 1767. The wonderful music that accompanies the "O Happy is the Man " song of praise was composed by Alexander Robert Reinagle The composer of the music to the "O Happy is the Man " hymn, Alexander Robert Reinagle, was born on 23 April 1756 and died on 21 September 1809. We have placed "O Happy is the Man " in the category of Children Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

O Happy is the Man Hymn
Title: O Happy is the Man *** Name of Composer: Alexander Robert Reinagle *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Michael Bruce *** Hymns Category: Children Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing words of the "O Happy is the Man " lyrics, Michael Bruce (March 27, 174-July 5, 1767), was born in Kinnesswood, Kinrossshire, Scotland and achieved fame as a poet, singing teacher and hymn writer.

O Happy is the Man Lyrics

O happy is the man who hears
Instruction's warning voice;
And who celestial Wisdom makes
His early, only choice.

For she has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold;
And her rewards more precious are
Than all their stores of gold.

In her right hand she holds to view
A length of happy days;
Riches with splendid honors joined
Are what her left displays.

She guides the young with innocence,
In pleasure's paths to tread,
A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the hoary head.

According as her labors rise,
So her rewards increase;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "O Happy is the Man ", Alexander Robert Reinagle (23 April 1756-21 September 1809), was born in Portsmouth, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist, and theater musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O Happy is the Man
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Michael Bruce (March 27, 174 to July 5, 1767)
Nationality of Author: Scottish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Alexander Robert Reinagle (23 April 1756 to 21 September 1809)
Hymn Category: Children Songs
First Line of Hymn: "O happy is the man who hears Instruction's warning voice"
First Publication Date: 1781

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