Happy Day

Representative Text

1 O happy day that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.

Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing ev'ry day;
Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away.

2 'Tis done-- the great transaction's done;
I am my Lord's, and He is mine;
He drew me and I followed on,
Rejoicing in the call divine. [Chorus]

3 Now rest, my long-divided heart,
Fixed on this blissful center rest;
Here have I found a nobler part,
Here heav'nly pleasures fill my breast. [Chorus]

4 High heav'n that hears the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear;
Till in life's latest hour I bow,
And bless in death a bond so dear. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #574

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O happy day, that fixed my choice
Title: Happy Day
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy day, happy day!
Publication Date: 1755
Notes: The original title reads, "Rejoicing in our Covenant-Engagements to God. 2 Chron. xv. 15" (Hymns Founded on Various Texts, 1755).
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),…

Go to tune page >



You have access to this FlexScore.
Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? Try transposing this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #439
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #4944
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #1106
  • O_Happy_Day.pdf (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #391
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #368


Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
TextFlexscorePage Scan

African American Heritage Hymnal #359

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #551


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #439

TextFlexscorePage Scan

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #574

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #591

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #498a


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #498b

Complete Mission Praise #499

Hymns and Psalms #702

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #442

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #214

Hymns Old and New #369

Page Scan

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #275

Rejoice Hymns #547

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #214

TextPage Scan

Sing Joyfully #350


Small Church Music #459

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #212

The Baptist Hymnal #342

TextFlexscorePage Scan

The Celebration Hymnal #498


The Cyber Hymnal #4944

The Harmonia Sacra #58A

TextPage Scan

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #532

The New National Baptist Hymnal #246

The Shenandoah Harmony #4B


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #365


The United Methodist Hymnal #391

TextPage Scan

The Worshiping Church #504


Timeless Truths #1106

TextFlexscorePage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #698

TextScoreAudioPage Scan

Worship and Rejoice #368

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #227

Include 1464 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us