Happy Day

Happy day, happy day, gladly we greet thee

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Happy day, happy day, gladly we greet thee]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Happy day, happy day, gladly we greet thee,
With joyous lay, joyous lay, thus do we meet thee,
A welcome song, loud and long, rings at thy dawning,
O happy day, happy day, glad Children’s Day.

Refrain:
Day of rejoicing, of light and song,
Glad Children’s Day, bright Children’s Day;
Praise without end to our God shall belong,
He Who has sent us this glad Children’s Day.

2 Happy day, happy day, thus do we hail thee,
Our welcome gay, welcome gay, never shall fail thee,
While ev’rywhere blossoms fair open to greet thee,
O happy day, happy day, glad Children’s Day. [Refrain]

3 Happy day, happy day, thy lesson teach us,
Thro’ thy array, thy array, God’s message reach us,
Thus may we hear, sweet and clear, thy word of blessing,
O happy day, happy day, glad Children’s Day. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #244

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy day, happy day, gladly we greet thee
Title: Happy Day
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Day of rejoicing, of light and song

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The Excelsior Hymnal #244

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