Glücksel'ger Tag, da ich erkor

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… 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


[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 <em>Companion to Baptist Hymnal</em> (1976) writes as follows: “Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s <em>Wesley…

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