Happy Day

O happy day, that bursts the tomb, And sets the joyful pris'ners free

Author: Uriah Smith
Tune: HARMONY CHANT
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O happy day! that bursts the tomb,
And sets the joyful prisoners free;
That lifts the saints from death and gloom
To life and immortality.

Chorus:
Happy day! happy day!
For thee we'll wait and watch and pray;
We bid thy hours no more delay;
O chase the shades of night away.
Happy day! happy day!
For thee we'll wait and watch and pray.

2 O happy day! when earth so bright,
In Eden robes shall bloom again;
Her beauty no decay shall blight,
Nor death e'er tread her wide domain. [Chorus]

3 O happy day! when far around,
Through all this universal frame,
One glorious anthem shall resound
Of blessing to Jehovah's name. [Chorus]

4 O happy day! that knows no night;
No sorrow with thy joy shall blend;
No clouds shall e'er obscure thy light;
Thy scenes of glory ne'er shall end. [Chorus]


Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #793

Author: Uriah Smith

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Text Information

First Line: O happy day, that bursts the tomb, And sets the joyful pris'ners free
Title: Happy Day
Author: Uriah Smith
Refrain First Line: Happy day, happy day, For thee we'll wait and watch and pray
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Hymns and Tunes #306

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d774

Supplement to the Advent and Sabbath Hymn Book #d53

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d598

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #793

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