Stephen Paxton
(1734 - 1787)

Happy are they
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Between 1763 and 1794 Thomas Warren published, through differing publishers, an annual collection of catches, canons and glees, under the aegis of the Catch Club. This item was published in the twenty-third collection.
Lyrics: Anon

Happy are they whom bounteous heav'n
Means to relieve the poor has giv'n.
Sweet is the pleasure, too, of those
Whose breast with pity overflows;
Then bliss supreme must they receive,
Who can both pity and relieve.