1106. O Happy Day

1 O happy day, that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.

Refrain:
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing every day:
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!

2 O happy bond, that seals my vows
To Him Who merits all my love!
Let cheerful anthems fill His house,
While to that sacred shrine I move. [Refrain]

3 It's done: the great transaction's done!
I am the Lord's and He is mine;
He drew me and I followed on;
Charmed to confess the voice divine. [Refrain]

4 Now rest, my long-divided heart,
Fixed on this blissful center, rest;
Here have I found a nobler part;
Here heav'nly pleasures fill my breast. [Refrain]

5 High heav'n, that heard the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear,
Till in life's latest hour I bow
And bless in death a bond so dear. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O happy day, that fixed my choice
Title: O Happy Day
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Author (Refrain): Unknown
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6.8.8.8.6.8
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 15:12-14
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/O_Happy_Day); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/h/ohappday.htm); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (157)
Refrain First Line: Happy day, happy day
Tune Information
Name: HAPPY DAY
Composer: Unknown
Composer (refrain, attr.): Edward F. Rimbault (1854)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6.8.8.8.6.8
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/O_Happy_Day); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/h/ohappday.htm); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (157)



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