Happy, O happy he, who not affecting the endless toils attending worldly cares, with mind repos'd, all discontents rejecting, in silent peace his way to heav'n prepares; deeming his life a Scene, the world a Stage, whereon man acts his weary Pilgrimage.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by John Wilbye (1574 - 1638), "Happy, O happy he", published 1609 [chorus], from the collection Second Set of Madrigals, madrigal [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Bart O'Brien
This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 6
Word count: 42