How Happy Is The Man Who Hears
How happy are all they who hear
true Wisdom’s guiding voice;
and who her understanding make
their 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;
and riches with great honours 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 labours rise,
so her rewards increase;
her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.