128. This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made

1 This is the day the Lord hath made;
and unto us did give;
come, let us now rejoice in it,
and gladly in it live!

2 Today he rose and left the dead,
and Satan's empire fell;
today the saints his triumphs spread,
and all his wonders tell.

3 Hosanna to th'anointed King,
to David’s holy Son!
Make haste to help us, Lord, and bring
salvation from thy throne.

4 Blest be the Lord, who comes in power
with messages of grace,
who comes in this accepted hour
to save our sinful race.

5 Hosanna in the highest strains
the church on earth can raise:
the highest heav'ns, in which God reigns
shall give him nobler praise.

Text Information
First Line: This is the day the Lord hath made
Title: This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made
Author (st. 2-5): Isaac Watts (1719)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Topic: Biblical Characters: David
Source: Murrayfield Psalms, 1950 (st. 1)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: George T. Thalben-Ball (1951)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music from the BBC Hymn Book, used by permission of Oxford University Press

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