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Happiness, thou lovely name - Happiness found
(Augustus M. Toplady/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Happiness found.

1. Happiness, thou lovely name,
  where's thy seat, O tell me, where?
Learning, pleasure, wealth, and fame,
  all cry out, "It is not here":
not the wisdom of the wise
can inform me where it lies,
  not the grandeur of the great
  can the bliss I seek create.

2. Object of my first desire,
  Jesus, crucified for me!
All to happiness aspire,
  only to be found in thee:
thee to please, and thee to know,
constitute our bliss below;
  thee to see and thee to love,
  constitute our bliss above.

3. Lord, it is not life to live,
  if thy presence thou deny:
Lord, if thou thy presence give,
  'tis no longer death to die:
source and giver of repose,
singly from thy smile it flows;
  peace and happiness are thine;
  mine they are, if thou art mine.

4. Whilst I feel thy love to me,
  every object teems with joy;
here, O may I walk with thee,
  then into thy presence die!
Let me but thyself possess,
total sum of happiness!
  Real bliss I then shall prove;
  heav'n below, and heav'n above.

Augustus M. Toplady, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1860, 158-159.

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