Glücksel'ger Tag, da ich erkor

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Translator (into German): E. F. Wunderlich

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Text Information

First Line: Glücksel'ger Tag, da ich erkor
English Title: O happy day that fixed my choice
Author: Philip Doddridge
Translator (into German): E. F. Wunderlich
Language: German
Refrain First Line: Seliger Tag, Seliger Tag
Copyright: Public Domain


[O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)

This tune is likely the work of the composers named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976) writes as follows: “Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s Wesleyan Sacred Harp (Boston, 1854),…

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #G39

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #A39

Deutsches Gesangbuch der Bisch. Methodisten-Kirche #d170

Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #d97

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d190

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