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368. 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.

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 'Tis 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]

Text Information
First Line: O happy day that fixed my choice
Title: O Happy Day
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: L.M.Ref.
Scripture: Psalm 122:1; Revelation 1:5; John 6:44; Luke 19:9
Source: Wesleyan Sacred Harp, 1854 (refrain)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy day, happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Edward F. Rimbault, 1816-1876
Meter: L.M.Ref.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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