True Happiness (William Walker)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-06-26). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 81 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Notes in four-shape format, as originally published in 1835. The nine stanzas included that are in Southern Harmony.
First published: 1835 in Southern Harmony
2nd published: 1867 in William Walker's The Christian Harmony
Description: A folk hymn (Jackson 1953b, No. 125), first published in Southern Harmony, 1835. p. 127, for three voices: Treble-Tenor-Bass; Alto part written by William Walker in his Christian Harmony, 1867. "A very popular revival tune" (Walker 1867). Words by Charles Wesley, 1749, Hymns and Sacred Poems, Vol. 1, Hymn 65 (Hymns for One Fallen From Grace, No. 15). with sixteen stanzas. Meter of Charles Wesley's hymn (How happy are they Who the Savior obey) varies from 569. 569. to 669. 669, thus an extra syllable may be needed in some lines: for example, the first line, originally written How happy are they.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at How happy are they Who the Savior obey.