快樂日 (O happy day)

今日何日!心意立定,揀選我神和我救主 (Jīnrì hé rì! Xīnyì lìdìng, jiǎnxuǎn wǒ shén hé wǒ jiù zhǔ)

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: [O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)
Published in 1 hymnal

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 >

Text Information

First Line: 今日何日!心意立定,揀選我神和我救主 (Jīnrì hé rì! Xīnyì lìdìng, jiǎnxuǎn wǒ shén hé wǒ jiù zhǔ)
Title: 快樂日 (O happy day)
English Title: O happy day that fixed my choice
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: Chinese
Copyright: Tr. © Witness Press

Tune

[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

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Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #214

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