Charles Wesley was possibly the most prolific hymn writer that ever lived. It is estimated that he wrote more than 6500 hymns. He was born In Epworth, Lincolnshire (UK) . Along side his brother, John, Charles was used mightily by God during the 18th century ‘Great Evangelical Awaking’.
Happy the man, who 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 heav’nly understanding gains.
Wisdom divine! Who tells the price
Of wisdom’s costly merchandize!
Wisdom to silver we prefer,
And gold is dross, compar’d to her.
Better she is than richest mines,
All earthly treasures she outshines,
Her value above rubies is,
And precious pearls are vile to this.
Whate’er thy heart can wish, is poor
To wisdom’s all-sufficient store:
Pleasure, and fame, and health, and friends,
She all created good transcends.
Her hands are fill’d with length of days,
True riches, and immortal praise,
Riches of Christ on all bestow’d,
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.
He finds, who wisdom apprehends,
A life begun that never ends,
The tree of life divine she is,
Set in the midst of paradise.
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.