39. This is the day the Lord hath made

1 This is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the hours His own:
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround the throne.

2 To-day He rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell;
To-day the saints His triumph spread,
And all His wonders tell.

3 Hosanna to the anointed King,
To David's holy Son;
Help us, O Lord; descend and bring
Salvation from Thy throne.

4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men
With messages of grace;
Who comes in God His Father's name,
To save our sinful race.

5 Hosanna in the highest strains
The Church on earth can raise;
The highest heavens, in which He reigns,
Shall give Him nobler praise.

Text Information
First Line: This is the day the Lord hath made
Author: Watts (1719, a.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Worship: The Lord's Day; Easter Sunday; Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
Notes: Alternate tune #17 or #309
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Source from index; Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621

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