Choice of God, thou blessed day

Choice of God, thou blessed day

Author: Hannah F. Gould
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Choice of God, thou blessed day,
At thy dawn the grave gave way
To the power of Him within,
Who had, sinless, bled for sin.

2 Thine the radiance to illume
First, for man, the dismal tomb,
When its bars their weakness owned,
There revealing death dethroned.

3 Then the Sun of Righteousness
Rose, a darkened world to bless,
Bringing up from mortal night
Immortality and light.

4 Day of glory, day of power,
Sacred be thine every hour,
Emblem, earnest of the rest
That remaineth for the blest!



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #536

Author: Hannah F. Gould

Gould, Hannah Flagg, was born at Lancaster, Vermont, in 1789. In her youth her father removed to Newbury-port, Massachusetts. She died in 1865. Her Poems were published in 1832, 1835, and 1841. From these Poems the following pieces are taken:— 1. Alone I walked the ocean strand. 2. Day of God, thou blessed day. (1841.) Sunday. 3. O Thou Who hast spread out the skies. (1832.) For Use at Sea. 4. O Father, to the fields that are ripe. Harvest. 5. Who, when darkness gathered o'er us. American National Hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Choice of God, thou blessed day
Author: Hannah F. Gould

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Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d77
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #59Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #59Page Scan
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