1 Happiness is simple trust
that God is good and God is just;
the poor who have no worldly cares
the kingdom of our God is theirs.

2 Happiness is sorrow's tears,
that mourn the passing of the years
till truth shall lead and justice reign,
and God shall come with joy again.

3 Happiness is that desire
to do what right and good require;
and all who make this rule their guide
shall find their hunger satisfied.

4 Happiness is humble ways,
the single mind that love displays:
all these the lowly, pure and kind
shall see God's face and know God's mind.

5 Happiness that will not cease,
is patient striving after peace;
the persecuted, God will bless
they are the heirs of happiness!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
7 8 8 8